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The Indian opener Rohit Sharma had revealed that it was very hard that his performances in the World Cup 2019 still could not take India to the finals of the tournament. Rohit made a huge statement in the tournament with five centuries, which is the highest in the history of the World cups.
However, India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals after dominating the group stages and Rohit was particularly disheartened by it. In a book titled, ‘Mission Domination: An Unfinished Quest’ by Boria Majumdar and Kushan Sarkar, it was revealed that Rohit wasn’t happy after Worldcup 2019 despite his individual brilliance and the book was released recently. The book recalled the moments after the World cup 2019 loss as well.
“I Did Not Feel Any Elation” – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma had told the authors that the five centuries had gone in vain as India lost in the semis and he wasn’t concerned about his personal achievements in a team sport. He added that he received a lot of congratulatory messages after reaching home from England, which he did not find satisfying and regretted not making it to the finals.
“The five hundreds really don’t mean much anymore. Personally, it was a great achievement, but when you are playing a team sport, it is never about personal milestones.
“When I reached home after the World Cup and everyone was congratulating me for the hundreds, I can honestly tell you I did not feel any elation. The real prize was in the England dressing room and it was difficult to accept that we had not made the final,” Rohit said in an interaction with the book authors.
Rohit Sharma Reveals The One Obsession He Has
Rohit Sharma mentioned that he wants India to win the World Cup and admitted to having three shots at the World cup in the next three years. He added that the only obsession he has still to fulfil will be to win a World Cup for India. Rohit Sharma wasn’t part of the Indian squad for the 2011 World cup winning campaign but contributed immensely in the 2007 T20 Worldcup.
“World Cup jeetna hai. We have three World Cups in the next three years and we must win a world tournament. This is one obsession we have to fulfil,” he added to the authors as revealed by the book.
India will start their T20 Worldcup 2021 campaign against Pakistan on October 24 this year.