Before the first T20I between India and West Indies, watch 40 seconds of Rohit Sharma's deft timing

Rohit warmed up in style during captivating batting practice in the nets before the opening Twenty20 International between India and the West Indies in Trinidad. The BCCI uploaded a brief 40-second film of the India captain in full flight, delivering a variety of strokes.

During a net practice, India's captain Rohit Sharma was in high spirits. (BCCI)


Few things in cricket are more beautiful to see than Rohit Sharma playing at his best. When singing, the Indian captain is a sight to behold. Rohit, one of the best ball-timers, has the potential to be just as destructive when he big hits. The underappreciated power of Rohit's swing is almost astonishing. Despite the five tonnes, he scored at the 2019 World Cup and the three double-centuries he has scored in ODIs, Rohit produced terrible innings that were filled with insane hitting and silky timing. There is a reason why, except for KL Rahul, most other Indian batsmen have only one or two hundred for India in T20Is.


Rohit warmed up in style during captivating batting practice in the nets before the opening Twenty20 International between India and the West Indies in Trinidad. The BCCI uploaded a brief 40-second clip of the India skipper in full flight, firing a variety of strokes on both bowlers and throwdown experts. Rohit delivered some powerful and lusty strokes by cutting, driving, and pulling with panache. The West Indies bowler may be searching for cover if that is a harbinger of things to come.


Rohit likes to bat against the Windies, which just makes things worse for the Windies. The India captain leads Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, and David Warner in terms of run totals against WI in T20Is with 585 runs from 18 games. These runs have been scored by Rohit at a rate of 39, including four fifty-pluses and one century—an undefeated 111.


After losing their only previous series in the format against the West Indies in August 2016, India has defeated them in their last four bilateral multigame men's T20I series. They are unbeaten in their six subsequent bilateral men's T20I series after losing just one of their previous 15 (W12, D2), a 2-1 loss to Sri Lanka in July 2021. (W5, D1).


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