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The Genuine Hero of India’s Successful World Cup Campaign is Rohit Sharma: Nasser Hussain



Rohit Sharma is India's Real Hero by Nassar Hussain

India vs New Zealand CWC Semifinal: England’s former skipper Nasser Hussain was left awe-struck by Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s performance against New Zealand in the World Cup Semifinal match at Mumbai. Nasser called Rohit a “genuine hero”. Rohit scored 47 off 29 balls ensured that India got off to a flying start, and his partner Shubman Gill laid the foundation for the massive score.

India has been criticised for their meek approach with the bat since the 2021 T20 World Cup. India failed to cross the Super 12 stages in the 2021 tournament and 2022 was hammered by England in the semifinal match. Hussain’s opinion was Rohit Sharma changed India’s approach and convinced the team and nation that attacking cricket was the way to move forward.

In the first semifinal match of the ODI World Cup 2023, India scored 397/4 and defeated New Zealand by 70 runs. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer shine with their bat. Their partnership leaves the New Zealand pacers in tension. Kohli reached his 50th ODI ton with that he crossed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record.

Mohammed Shami’s bowling techniques are the main reason for the India victory. He bagged a stunning 7-wicket haul while conceding only 57 runs in 9.5 overs. Shami was awarded the Player of the Match title at the end.

Nasser Hussain Identifies Architect of the India’s Victory

After seeing India’s stunning performance, former England captain Nasser Hussain chose the airwaves to highlight the unseen hero of the Indian campaign. She applauded Indian captain Rohit Sharma, hailing him as the “genuine hero” who has revolutionized India’s cricketing culture. In the previous tournament, India faced criticism for a timid approach, Hussain credited Rohit for instilling a fearless mindset in the team.

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“The headlines tomorrow will be about (Virat) Kohli, will be about Shreyas Iyer, and will be about Mohammad Shami. But the genuine hero of this Indian side, who has changed the culture of this Indian side is Rohit Sharma. Dinesh Karthik was with the side when India played England in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup in Adelaide, where they played meek, timid cricket, got a below-par score and England knocked them off by 10 wickets. he told DK that India needed to change,” said Hussain on Sky Sports.

“I think that the real hero today was Rohit. The group stage is different and the knockout stage is different and the skipper showed everyone that they are going to play fearless cricket in the knockouts as well, Rohit Sharma sent a clear message with the approach,” added Hussain.

Wasim Akram Praised Rohit Sharma for India Victory Against New Zealand

Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram also hailed Rohit Sharma for taking pressure off the Indian team and putting it back on the opposition team.

“It was a complete performance in every aspect of the game, Rohit’s name doesn’t come up that much because he didn’t score a ton, but the way he starts, he scored 40 in 29 balls, 84 runs in the first 10 overs, that was the platform. Pressure goes on the opposition, four sixes and four boundaries,” Wasim Akram said on A Sports.

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