In a recent piece of news, Cricket Australia recently picked their best playing XI of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Meanwhile, the most shocking highlight of this playing XI picked by Cricket Australia was that they ignored the star Indian batter and skipper Rohit Sharma in their XI.
Subsequently, it also drew a lot of reactions from the Indian cricket fans, especially the devoted fans of Rohit Sharma; they didn’t look happy with this playing XI picked by the Australian Cricket Board so they also trolled them for not picking Rohit Sharma in their ODI World Cup playing XI.
Talking about Rohit Sharma’s performances in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, he is currently the fourth leading run-scorer in the tournament with 503 runs in 9 innings of the 9 matches he played so far for India in the league stage. He has scored these runs with an amazing average of 55.88, hitting a century and 3 half-centuries.
Rohit Sharma on the verge of creating history both as captain and batter
Apart from his batting, Rohit has also impressed everyone with his outstanding captaincy throughout the tournament, winning all 9 out of the 9 matches Team India played in the league stage of the ongoing edition of the prestigious cricket quadrennial.
Now, the men in blue under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma will lock horns with New Zealand in the first semi-final of the tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15. Interestingly, India were the first team in the league stage to make it to the knockouts of the tournament with 7 consecutive wins in 7 matches before defeating South Africa and the Netherlands in the last two league matches.
If India wins two more matches, including the semi-final and final in the tournament, Rohit Sharma will become the only second captain, alongside former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting to have the longest winning streak in any ODI World Cup edition.
Here’s how fans reacted after not seeing the name of Rohit Sharma in Cricket Australia’s playing XI:
Aayein ?? KOHLI as a captain 👀— Utkarsh (@utkarshh_tweet) November 13, 2023
Are you kidding me. Where is Rohit Sharma??He has been the main player for India’s Explosive starts.— Waqar Afridi (@WakaAfridi) November 13, 2023
Where is Rohit Sharma?— Esha Srivastav🇮🇳🚩 (@EshaSanju15) November 13, 2023
ROHIT inStead of WARNER - IMPACT is the main thing— Ishaan Meet (@ishaanmeet) November 13, 2023
Rohit instead of Warner.— Shubham Sakhuja (@ishubhamsakhuja) November 13, 2023
Without Hitman at the top ,it can't be the team of the world cup 2023— India2Bharat🇮🇳 (@India2BharatX) November 13, 2023
Rohit should have been the Captain and Opener of this team pic.twitter.com/97dOVArbm4— Abhishek (@be_mewadi) November 13, 2023
Rohit should be there as a captain— M@ula (@OfclMaula) November 13, 2023
Rohit instead of Warner— Yaqzan Alam Siddiqui (@AlamYaqzan) November 13, 2023
Mitchel instead of markram
Rohit in place of Warner and captain#Semifinals— MRS. RAJALAXMI (@MrsRajalaxmi) November 13, 2023