WATCH: Ashish Nehra explains why Rohit Sharma is playing aggressive cricket in powerplay overs



Former India pacer Ashish Nehra has simplified why Rohit Sharma has been able to bat aggressively in the powerplay overs. In the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, the India skipper, Sharma has been providing the team with quick starts in the first powerplay. The only game he didn’t play like this was against England in which the team lost three early wickets.

Even in the semifinal against New Zealand where the fans were expecting him to tone down a bit, the 36-year-old hit 47 off just 25 balls including four fours and as many sixes. In the end, the team ended up getting 397/4. In reply, despite their best efforts, the Blackcaps were bowled out for 327, losing the game by 70 runs. After the game, Nehra, who was part of the 2011 World Cup-winning side explained why Sharma has been doing what he does.

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are playing an ODI World Cup final for the first time

The last time India played a final of an ODI World Cup in 2011, Kohli was part of the team while Sharma was left out. This time around, the latter is leading the team and the Delhi player is now the ex-captain of India. In the summit clash against Sri Lanka 12 years back, Kohli scored an important 35 runs for the team.

This time around, the right-hander is the highest run-getter with 711 runs and will remain at the top as the players who were competing with him are now out of the tournament. On the other hand, Sharma has 550 runs in 10 games including a hundred against Afghanistan. Both will look to dominate in the final against Australia on November 19, possibly their last ODI World Cup game. By the time the next ODI World Cup will be played, Sharma will be above 40 and Virat will be around 39.

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