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By Vaishvedhidha | Jul 09, 2019 11:39 AM

While talking about Rohit Sharma to IANS, on Monday, Dinesh Lad, his school coach, guessed HITman wants to gift Dhoni World Cup as it is his last.

Rohit Sharma wants to give this \"special gift\" to Dhoni

He said "He is playing with maturity and knows if he stays at the wicket for 10-12 overs he can go on to make a hundred. He is the vice captain of the team and knows he has to stay at the crease with Virat Kohli as long as possible."

“Since Dhoni promoted him to open the innings and he became successful from there, it seems like he wants to gift him the Cup as it is his (Dhoni’s) last World Cup,” Lad who is the father of last season Mumbai Ranji Trophy skipper Siddhesh Lad, guessed, reports Asian Age.

“Wife (Ritika Sajdeh) has been lucky for him and he has become more responsible especially after his daughter was born. He has himself said it and it has translated into his batting. He is keen to stay at the wicket more and during the ongoing World Cup he has been just dismissed twice early against Afghanistan and West Indies. In other seven games he scored atleast a half century,” Lad added.

“He hasn’t played much red ball cricket. Red ball moves around more and also turns a bit. So, it hasn’t been easy for him like white ball where shot making is easier for him,” said Lad while speaking about why Rohit Sharma played only 27 test matches in his 12-year career which keeps him away from becoming an all-format player.