Rohit Sharma, the Indian opening batsman, is one of the finest cricketers ever to play for the country. Particularly in white-ball cricket, the belligerent striker comes across as a modern day beast and reminds everyone about his prowess with elite batting shows.
As Virat Kohli was rested for the last T20I game against New Zealand, Rohit was installed as the skipper of the side. India lost Sanju Samson early to get reduced to 8-1 in 1.3 overs. However, Rohit had no plans to allow his team to crumble under pressure. Joining hands with wicket-keeper batsman Lokesh Rahul, the explosive batsman formed an 88-run partnership to rescue the Indian batting ship.
Doing so, Rohit smashed his twenty fifth 50-plus score in T20I cricket, which puts him ahead of any other batsman in this format of the game. Playing a stunning knock consisting of 60 runs, the 32-year old struck 3 fours and as many sixes.
However, his innings had a sad end as a calf injury pushed him out of the ground. In his absence, Rahul led the side and aided India to complete a 5-0 whitewash. The half-centuries from Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor looked to snatch the game away, but the self-destruction from Kiwis was on display to give India a memorable series victory.