Rohit Sharma’s career can be divided into two halves. For the first six years, he failed across formats and was not even included in the 2011 World Cup squad.

After the snub, he transformed himself and became one of the best opening batters in international cricket.

His career changed when MS Dhoni promoted him to open the innings in the 2013 Champions Trophy. However, despite success in white-ball cricket, the right-handed batter failed to cement his place in Test cricket.

In 2019, Rohit opened the batting in Test cricket and hasn’t looked back since then.

In 2018, Karun Nair was preferred over Rohit. That incident as India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik explains, broke him.

“He was enjoying success in white-ball cricket. When he returned to Test cricket, he was dropped after a while in 2018. Rohit was sent back after the white-ball matches and that really hurt him. Rohit Sharma did not see that coming and that really tore him to shreds,” Karthik said in the docu-series Summer Stalemate on Cricbuzz.

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