Rohit Sharma's commanding performance with the bat in the first semi-final against New Zealand established the foundation for India's batting prowess. Riding on Rohit's quickfire 47 off 29 deliveries and centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, India posted a formidable total of 397/4.
In the World Cup 2023 semi-final, India went on to defeat New Zealand by 70 runs, with Mohammed Shami delivering a stellar bowling performance, recording his best figures of 7 for 57. As the Indian cricket team is gearing up to face Australia, led by Pat Cummins, in the ODI World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19.
Prior to this highly anticipated clash between India and Australia, a photo from a general knowledge school book is making waves on the internet. The image reveals a chapter entirely dedicated to the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma. This is a huge acknowledgement for any player who wishes to play cricket and being added in the syllabus of a school is a different achievement all together. Previously, there have been instances many other famous sports personalities were also inducted in the syllabus.
Watch the post here;
A chapter on Rohit Sharma in a school book. pic.twitter.com/X3KDtniNKl— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 17, 2023
Rohit Sharma has been in sublime form in this ODI World Cup 2023
The legendary India captain, with a tally of 550 runs in the current tournament stands as the second India batter to surpass the 500-run mark in two distinct editions of ODI World Cups. Remarkably, he is the inaugural batsman in history to achieve this feat with a strike rate exceeding 120. Rohit Sharma's determination throughout the tournament, coupled with the explosive starts he facilitated for the Indian team during the initial batting powerplays, stands out as a pivotal factor contributing to India's success in the World Cup.
Australia secured a spot in the title clash against India on Sunday by defeating South Africa with a narrow three-wicket victory in a tense semi-final at Eden Gardens on Thursday. The five-time champions have advanced to their eighth Men's ODI World Cup final, setting the stage for a rematch of the 2003 World Cup finale against India.