India versus South Africa on 5th of June proved a fact, that for a batsman it’s not always about being aggressive, patience can do wonders in certain situations. Rohit Sharma’s 122* in 144 balls was one of the most patient knocks the Indian opener has ever played. Rohit has always been known for being an explosive batsman but over the years this remarkable player has undergone a considerable transition from a nascent youth to a responsible opener in one day format. Sharma is the only batsman to ever score two double hundreds in one day cricket with the highest ever individual score of 264.

Rohit Sharma’s strategic 122* (144)

The previous match required a lot of resilience as most of us thought that it’s an easy and quick win but Sharma’s experience and maturity made sure that he did not play carelessly and managed to stay on the ground for the entire 50 over duration of the innings, rather than just hitting wild he guaranteed the blue army a win in the first match against South Africa. In matches like these a lot of times players get over confident about an easy win and get out quickly. Virat Kolhi called this knock as one of the best performances by Rohit Sharma. A lot is being expected from Sharma in this utter important tournament as India eyes the world cup trophy.