How was Rohit Sharma’s year 2023? (AFP Photo)
The list of great batsmen of the present time is incomplete without Team India captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit is known for his class batting. He has played many brilliant innings with his bat and has made the team win many matches. Rohit’s bat continued to perform well even in the year 2023. However, this year Rohit played only two formats and not three at the international level. He has not played T20 International since the 2022 T20 World Cup. We are telling you about Rohit’s performance in the year 2023.
Rohit, who took his captaincy to the semi-finals in the T20 World Cup-2022, did not play a single T20 International match in 2023. However, he appeared in IPL and captained Mumbai Indians. Under his captaincy the team also reached the playoffs.
Rohit made a great start to the year 2023. This year he played his first international match as an ODI. He played this match against Sri Lanka in Guwahati and scored an inning of 83 runs. From here Rohit’s bat kept going. He scored 51 runs against New Zealand in Raipur in January itself and then scored a century in the next match. He scored this century in Indore. After this, Rohit played two ODI matches of the three-match series against Australia. Although he was not very successful in this, he completed the task of scoring three consecutive half-centuries in the Asia Cup. He scored unbeaten 74 against Nepal, 56 against Pakistan and 53 against Sri Lanka.
World Cup blast
After this, Rohit turned towards the ODI World Cup and here he rained runs. In this World Cup, he scored 597 runs in 11 matches at an average of 54.27 and was the second highest run scorer in the World Cup. One century and three half-centuries came from his bat. However, Rohit did not start the World Cup well. He was out without opening an account against Australia in Chennai. But in the next match against Afghanistan he scored 131 runs. Then he played innings of 86 runs against Pakistan, 87 runs against England and 61 runs against Netherlands. In this tournament, Rohit was out three times for only 47 runs. If we look at Rohit’s ODI statistics in the year 2023, he scored 1255 runs in 27 matches at an average of 52.29, which included two centuries and nine half-centuries.
This was the performance in the test
Rohit played his first test match this year against Australia. Rohit had also made a strong start in the Test format and in the Test match played in Nagpur, he saved the team from a difficult situation and led to victory by playing an innings of 120 runs. However, after this, Rohit did not bat much in the test. Rohit could not even cross the 50 mark in the next seven Test innings. During this time, the final of the ICC World Test Championship was also played in which only 58 runs were scored from Rohit’s bat. He scored 15 runs in the first innings and 43 runs in the second innings. However, Rohit had scored a century on the West Indies tour. In the second match he played an innings of 80 runs. If we look at Rohit’s Test statistics in the year 2023, Rohit played seven Test matches this year and scored 540 runs at an average of 49.09, which included two centuries and two half-centuries.
failed in ipl
Rohit is counted among the most successful captains of IPL. Under his captaincy, Mumbai has won the title five times. But in the year 2023, neither Rohit’s captaincy nor his bat worked in the IPL. Mumbai somehow reached the playoffs of IPL-2023 but could not go further. If we look at Rohit’s performance, he scored 332 runs in 16 IPL matches this season at an average of 20.75. This season only two half-centuries came from his bat.