Although India's World Twenty20 campaign failed to meet expectations, the tournament did provide some relief to Rohit Sharma, whose place in the Indian limited-overs side was under scrutiny. An unbeaten half-century against England and a valuable 25 against South Africa in the Super Eights made up somewhat for a miserable One-Day International series against Sri Lanka, which ended early in August.
In an interview with Times of India, Rohit talked about his hopes of translating his T20 success to the longer format. "I enjoy my stints in Twenty20. I sincerely hope I can adapt this to one-day cricket too, and do what I manage to do in T20," said Rohit. "I have succeeded in this format regardless of conditions, batting order and any other factors. I hope it rubs off on other formats too.
"I have realised that something is missing when I am playing ODIs, but I don't know what. I am trying to figure out what is this missing link. I've really not thought about it. I go with the same approach in all formats. There are aspects to my batting that don't necessarily have to change just because I'm playing a different format."