India skipper Rohit Sharma ended his three-year ODI century in the third ODI century against New Zealand in Indore. This was his 30th ODI hundred and his previous one came in January 2020 against Australia. In that year, he played only three games as he missed out on New Zealand soon after due to injury. Months later, the right-hander missed out on the ODI series in Australia.
The 36-year-old made his comeback in the home series against England in March 2021. In that series, the two-time World Championship winner could only score 90 runs. After this, India only played three more ODI that year in which Sharma didn’t feature as he was rested. Last year, the Mumbaikar played only eight games and scored 249 runs including the highest score of 76 not out.
Meanwhile, after the third ODI hundred against New Zealand, one of the commentators asked Sharma about the century drought. However, the former didn’t realize the above-mentioned facts that irked the Indian skipper.
You guys should know what’s happening: Rohit Sharma
The five-time Indian T20 League-winning skipper expressed his ire during the post-match ceremony. The former started by saying that he has played only a few ODI games in the last three years. He also reminded the commentator about the team prioritizing T20I cricket keeping the 20-20 World Cups (2021 and 2022) in mind.
“And for your first hundred in three years, I’ve played only twelve ODIs in three years. So three years sounds like a lot. But in that three years, I’ve played only twelve or 13 ODIs, if I’m not wrong. No. You guys should know what is happening. I know, it was shown on the broadcast. Sometimes we need to show the right things. Also, the entire last year we didn’t play ODI cricket. We were focusing on T20 cricket a lot,” explained the right-hander.