On Hitman's Hit List, T20I & ODI World Cups
The Times of India Hyderabad|October 23, 2021
Five IPL Titles May Be Worth Their Weight In Gold, But Rohit Sharma Knows In His Heart That What He Does While Wearing India Colours Will Eventually Matter...
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Mumbai: It’s often said about Rohit Sharma that he tends to be forgetful. He’ll check-out of a hotel or flight only to be reminded later he has left his iPad behind. He’ll walk out of home and figure out later he probably didn’t carry his wallet. Heck, he once said in an interview how he forgot his own wedding ring.

And then again, it’s often said of Rohit Sharma how he’ll never forget some things. He won’t forget he didn’t play the 2011 World Cup. He remembers all those missed opportunities in his career. He’ll never forget to help teammates who come to him from time to time, asking for help.

It’s the paradox of memory, where forgetting only works when there’s a good ability to remember. It is in the quest to get what he doesn’t have that he can afford to momentarily forget what he already does.

He already has a T20 World Cup win against his name. What he doesn’t have yet is the tag of being a senior statesman in the team who inspired a bunch to get there. Between the 2021 T20 World Cup – the following one in 2022 – and the 50-over World Cup in 2023, lies that chance.

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