Updated: March 15, 2018 2:03 am
“HIS ELBOW is coming nicely behind the ball now. Bus ab dega woh dekhna. The more he stays at the crease, the more dangerous he becomes.” These were Sunil Joshi’s now-prophetic words about Rohit Sharma a few days ago. The former Indian left-arm spinner turned Bangladesh spin coach was predicting the Indian captain would put his Lankan voodoo to rest against his own team. Rohit proved Joshi right by scoring 89 off 61 to set up a convincing win over Bangladesh with help from Washington Sundar with the ball as India sailed into the Nidahas Trophy final.
To his credit, it was Joshi who’d noticed a sign that nobody else had. A sign that Rohit indeed had finally found a way to set a record…