Rohit Sharma recalled some bitter-sweet campaigns of India at the ICC Cricket World Cup. Rohit, who missed a spot in the 2011 World Cup will now lead the Men In Blue in the much-awaited tournament which will be played in India from October 5 to November 19. Rohit said that India showcased some excellent performances in the 2003 World Cup.
“In 2003, India played really well up until the finals. You know, Sachin Tendulkar was amazing with the bat, scored so many runs. And then comes the 2007 World Cup where we didn’t have a great time, didn’t even qualify after the league stage, so that was quite unfortunate,” Rohit told ICC.
“2011 was a memorable one for all of us, I remember watching it from home, every single match, every single ball which was being bowled and that was being played. There were two kinds of emotions, one was obviously I was not a part of it, so I was a little disappointed. I decided I was not going to watch the World Cup, but again, the second memory I remember was that India was playing so well, quarter-finals onwards,” he added.
We are back home again, so hopefully we can turn things around: Rohit
“And 2015 and 2019, I was a part of it, which felt really good to play the World Cup. We went to the semi-finals, tried everything we could to go to the finals and play well in the finals, but again, a very unfortunate incident where we couldn’t go through to the finals. But hopefully, you know, we are back home again, so hopefully we can turn things around and it’s still a long way to go. And you know you can’t win the World Cup in one or two days. You got to play well for an entire month, month and a half, and be consistent,” the India skipper concluded.