India survive the New Zealand scare in the first ODI as they beat the visitors by 12 runs. India scored 349 runs in their fifty overs with Shubhman Gill scoring a double hundred to take India to a respected total.
India got to a very quick start with eye-pleasing shots from both openers. But just when both the openers were looking settled, Rohit Sharma got out to Blair Tickner scoring 34 off 38 balls. It was another innings where Rohit looked in great touch but could not convert it into a daddy hundred.
Former Indian player Sanjay Manjrekar said that he cannot understand why the big scores are evading Rohit Sharma despite playing so well. He also said he won’t mind him not scoring a hundred until the team is performing well and scoring 350 and above consistently.
Sanjay Manjrekar said
“I have no idea as to why the big scores are not coming. I don’t see any obvious signs there that he is not batting well. With Virat Kohli, we saw that he was not in the kind of form we expect or what got used to over the years. Rohit Sharma seems to be striking the ball pretty well, going to 30-40s, 70-80s in the series against Sri Lanka. But the hundreds are evading him,”
“I don’t have a problem with him not getting hundreds as long as India are scoring 350 and above. A hundred might just be around the corner because there are no obvious signs that he is out of form or struggling,” Manjrekar added.
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