Rohit Sharma started his tenure as full-time Team India white-ball captain with a six-wicket win over the West Indies in the first ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chasing a target of 177 runs, Rohit scored a well-compiled fifty to help his side reach 178 for four in 28 0vers.
The right-handed batter impressed former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, who also rated his performance “on a scale of 10”. Speaking on Star Sports, he said, “Rohit started perfectly as a captain. He contributed in a win with the and even won the toss,” said Sunil Gavaskar.
“His bowling changes and field placements were perfect. So I think if you ask me on a scale of 10, I will give him 9.99”, he further added.
Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets as India bowled out West Indies for 176 runs in 43.5 overs. Jason Holder amassed 57 runs off 71 balls.
While Rohit scored 60 runs off 51 balls, Suryakumar Yadav played an unbeaten knock of 34 runs off 36 balls.