Indian captain Rohit Sharma needs no introduction. Similar to any other legend of the game, the 35-year-old had moments in his cricketing journey that were the turning points of his career.
To begin with, being promoted to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan at the 2013 Champions trophy was one of his biggest turning points in white-ball cricket.
Since then, he has won the ICC Men’s ODI cricketer of the year in 2019 and scored five centuries in the 2019 World Cup, the most in a single edition.
Meanwhile, Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has pointed out another defining moment in Rohit’s career. And this one, according to him, changed his red-ball career for good.
The little master, appearing on the SonyLiv series, Architects in White, spoke how Rohit’s century at Oval against England in 2021 was the defining moment of his Test career.
Notably, before the 2021 England tour, Rohit didn’t have a overseas single century. He scored 127 in the second innings of the 4th Test and helped his side win the match.
Gavaskar said, “It should be a defining moment in his cricket career because, at the end of the day, however many runs you score at home, the number of centuries and the runs that you get overseas are the ones that decide your place in the pantheon of greats.”