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(Watch) Rohit Sharma turns into Tennis star as he smacks ball to the boundary

Rohit Sharma took on the Australian bowling in the second ODI on Friday

India star Rohit Sharma didn’t have a great time with the bat during the first ODI against Australia.

The Hitman only made 10 runs as India struggled to put up a competitive score. Australia chased down the 256 target easily with Aaron Finch and David Warner both scoring centuries.

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Rohit Sharma holds the record for the highest score in ODI cricket (Image credit: Getty)

The away team also won the match without losing a wicket and handed India one of its heaviest defeats in ODI cricket.

Sharma looked to be in much better form in the second ODI and seemed set for a big score. The Hitman is known for his incredible shot-making ability and produced a Tennis shot during his time on the pitch.

Kane Richardson delivered the ball a little wide and it was rising but Sharma wasn’t going to let it go easily.

He swung his bat like a Tennis racquet as the ball raced to the boundary for four runs.

Sharma can’t make a big score

The Hitman would have been eyeing a big score but he could only manage 42 runs from 44 balls. Sharma did have six boundaries to his name but would have been disappointed at missing out on his fifty.

Adam Zampa was the one who got the prized wicket, but this was a decent knock from the Mumbai Indians skipper.

Sharma missed the T20I series against Sri Lanka but the Men in Blue need him to be at his best against the Aussies.

The away side were excellent in the first ODI and Sharma has to be in top form during the final ODI too.

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India then travel to New Zealand for a long tour, and The Hitman will be one of their most important players against the Kiwis.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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