Rohit Sharma has dominated in the last few years in international cricket, especially ODIs. Since he started opening, the 32-year old has scored more than 7,000 ODIs at an average close to 60.
The batsman scored his 29th ODI ton on Sunday against Australia to help India clinch yet another series at home. The vice-captain of the Indian team has made several fellow cricketers his fans with his performances recently and many young cricketers look up to the Indian star, and one of them is Pakistan's Ahsan Ali.
Pakistan have recently made several changes to their T20I squad, having dropped seven players from their side. The changes have come after their back to back series loss against Sri Lanka and Australia.
Along with the comeback of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, 26-year old Ahsan Ali has received a maiden call up for the national side. Speaking on this, Ahsan said he wants to emulate what Rohit Sharma has been doing for the last few years.
“My favorite current batsman is Rohit Sharma the Indian opener. I have a game plan & will try to show it to the world and become one of Pakistan’s best openers. I will also try to execute my plan and help Pakistan win and play for Pakistan as long as possible” Ali said in an interview recently.
Ahsan Ali is one of the few players who have emerged from the Pakistan Super League.
After a brilliant 2019, Rohit Sharma scored his first ton of 2020. In the third ODI against Australia, Rohit came out to bat in the tricky run chase of 287. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan was injured and didn't come out to bat, so the responsibility fell upon the opener.
KL Rahul was out early but Sharma kept things steady. He played a well-controlled inning and managed the chase quite smoothly. He scored 119 runs from 128 balls and on his way, stroked eight fours and six sixes. During his innings, he also became the third quickest to reach 9,000 ODI runs.