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‘It’s hard to rethink about it’ – Rohit Sharma opens up on India’s 2019 World Cup exit

It’s been more than a year since India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup that took place in England & Wales. The Indian cricket team was the favorites to win the trophy and in the lead to the World Cup semi-finals had won seven out of nine games, along with a loss and a no result.  Rohit Sharma, India’s vice-captain in the limited-overs, opened up on how difficult it has been to deal with that defeat.

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Fondly called by the fans as the ‘Hitman’, Rohit, while going down the memory lane, said that India had all areas covered in terms of bowling and batting units to emerge as the champions in the end. Nevertheless, he is still positive about winning World Cups in the T29 and 50-over formats. 

One bad day in the office and we were out: Rohit Sharma

“It was a hard pill to swallow and it wasn’t easy because of the team that we had and the cricket that we were playing in the entire tournament. In the lead-up to the World Cup, we were all in good form, we were also in good space mentally, we were enjoying each other’s company. Everything was going pretty well,” the 33-year-old was quoted saying to India Today. 

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“And one bad day in the office and we were out of the tournament. It’s very hard if you had to re-think about it. But again, the only thing that I wasn’t able to understand was despite having a team like that, we couldn’t go through. We had everything, we had good bowlers, batsmen. 

“But then, life moves on, you have to move on, there was so much cricket that was coming up after that as well. But I want to win World Cups, that’s my dream, be it T20 or 50 overs,” added the Mumbaikar. 

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Rohit Sharma had a dream run in the 2019 World Cup that took place in England & Wales. He was the highest run-getter in the tournament, with 648 runs in 9 innings, averaging 81.00, with 5 centuries against South Africa, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. 

Moreover, Rohit became the first cricketer to clobber five tons in a single edition of a World Cup, surpassing former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara who held the record of four hundreds in the 2015 World Cup. 

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V Shashank
A cricket aficionado who has been following the game since the historic Ashes 2013-14. "People throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones." - Sachin Tendulkar


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