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Rohit Sharma's maiden international half-century was with my bat: Dinesh Karthik

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Rohit Sharma's cricketing career took a sensational lift ever since he was promoted as an opening batsman. Before that, he hardly got chances to bat and even if he did, he couldn't unleash his true potential because he played in the middle-order. However, he showcased his sheen on the pitch on some occasions and it was when many started recognizing his talent.

He was not selected for ICC ODI World Cup 2011 where he took to his Twitter handle to express his disappointment. However, life had plenty of interesting things in store for the stalwart who was given a chance to open the batting. He performed incredibly well in ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

He helped provide sensational starts to the team and was a crucial cog of the team that won the Champions Trophy by beating England in the final. He went on to achieve many more records to his name. Rohit is the one and only player who has scored 3 double centuries in ODIs.

Besides that, he scored 4 centuries in T20Is, 7 centuries in Tests and 29 centuries in ODIs. Rohit Sharma's talent was evident during the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and was destined for greatness. Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik recalled a memorable incident featuring Rohit Sharma.

Rohit Sharma's maiden international half-century was with my bat: Dinesh Karthik

India's veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik fondly recalls Rohit Sharma scoring his first-ever international fifty. Interestingly, Rohit scored the fifty with Dinesh Karthik's bat, something which the latter will never forget in his life. Karthik said he is indeed proud of that.

“His first-ever international fifty was with my bat. I am very proud of that. Yeah, I was batting with it, I told Rohit, ‘What a s*** bat’ and he said, ‘What? You think this bat is not good enough? Give it to me,” Karthik was quoted as saying in a conversation with Gaurav Kapoor on the show Breakfast with Champions.

“So I gave it to him. That day (need to give him credit) he just walked in straight with the bat in South Africa during the World Cup and he played amazing innings. No credit to my bat, obviously the batsman but still. I remember all those kinds of things and these kinds of things mean a lot to me,” he added. Rohit Sharma's knock helped India beat South Africa. He was named the man of the match for his innings.

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