The India skipper bossed the bowlers like no other batter in the tournament that reflected in his performance as he scored his runs at an astonishing strike rate of 125.94.His 597 runs in 11 matches at an average of 54.27 are now the most for any captain across the 13 editions of one-day World Cups. Rohit might have faltered at the final hurdle to lead India to World Cup glory but he garnered praise from all quarters for his captaincy.
After India’s World Cup final defeat, Rohit’s IPL team Mumbai Indians rallied behind their skipper, labeling him as the ‘CEO of India.’ The franchise interpreted the CEO as Captain Entertainer Opener.
MI’s accolades for Rohit was in reference with a famous scene of movie KGF 2. Rohit led Mumbai to five IPL titles.
Rohit’s teammate in the national team and MI Suryakumar Yadav also shared the same post in his Instagram story.
Rohit was also named the captain of the ICC’s Team of the Tournament after the conclusion of the World Cup, with a total of six Indians including the Player of the Tournament, Virat Kohli, featuring among the XI.
After the match, Rohit didn’t hold back while reflecting on the game and admitted that they didn’t play their best cricket.
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“The result has not gone our way. We were not good enough today. We tried everything we could but I feel the wicket got slightly better to bat under lights. Don’t want to give that as an excuse. We knew under lights it would be slightly better to bat, but don’t want to give that as an excuse. We didn’t put enough runs on the board. With the seamers upfront, we took those 3 wickets and another wicket there, we could open up the game. Credit to those two guys in the middle for stitching an outstanding partnership,” Rohit said.