Currently, the captain of the Indian team and the best opener Rohit Sharma is performing brilliantly in all three formats of cricket. He is counted among the most efficient batsmen in India. Many countless records are recorded in the name of Rohit Sharma in the game of cricket. But there was a time when instead of Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik was in danger. But then a master stroke of Dhoni shone on his career. A decade ago, Dhoni did a big experiment with Rohit Sharma, which is said to be one of India's biggest gambles in world cricket.

Dinesh Karthik made an unbeaten 146 against Australia in the practice match before the 2013 Champions Trophy and presented his claim in the playing XI. At that time Rohit Sharma did not open. He used to come out to bat at number four or five. Then there were speculations that instead of Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik would get a chance in the playing XI. However, at the same time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave a big master game. He fielded Rohit Sharma for the opening along with Shikhar Dhawan.

This decision of Dhoni was said to be the biggest gamble. But this decision of Dhoni changed the fate of Rohit Sharma and put a new life in his career. Former fielding coach of the Indian team R Sridhar had revealed that Dhoni was very keen on getting Rohit to open and he had decided to send Rohit for the opening in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Sridhar said- Dinesh Karthik was batting well in the practice match. But Rohit had to feed. Most of the decisions in the team management remained with the captain Dhoni. He decided to field Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, which was a great move.