The Rohit Sharma era has been long overdue. We are all aware of that. Despite the tremendous success of his predecessor Virat Kohli, Sharma was never once completely in the shadows. He held his own for a very long time, and the result is for everyone to see.
But the journey has had its ups and downs, as is evident from a decade-old tweet, where he expresses dejection over not being selected for the national cricket team for the World Cup, 2011.
Really really disappointed of not being the part of the WC squad..I need to move on frm here..but honestly it was a big setback..any views!— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) January 31, 2011
This was the historic second World Cup that India won and not being a part of the squad must have led to a personal disappointment.
How great it is them that he will now get to lead the squad in the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will also be hosted in India like the ODI version of the tournament in 2011? Things have come full circle, haven’t they?
This is how the internet reacted to his old tweet.
Time and tide….— Barath Radhakrishnan (@r_barath) December 10, 2021
In life there would be successes and setbacks. Take it in your stride. https://t.co/oo5LLy5oBe
And now ur leading india this worldcup 💞💥 https://t.co/qsFaAUeBrg— likiththinks45 (@Likiththinks45) December 8, 2021
From Not being selected in Squad to Being declared Captain of the Indian cricket team for ODI and T20s…Life comes a full circle 😁— Sona……🌺💰 (@MUMBaIndiansFan) December 8, 2021
What does Capt. Ro teach you?…
“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated”
Never give up! #Rohit #Captain https://t.co/hFMh2XARqr
Wishing good luck to the new captain.