Sachin Tendulkar calls Rohit Sharma's batting 'poetry in motion'

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Sachin Tendulkar calls Rohit Sharma's batting 'poetry in motion'
Sachin Tendulkar calls Rohit Sharma's batting 'poetry in motion'

Lords : With continuous performance from the Indian opener Rohit Sharma, the Indian team qualified for their 7th World Cup semi-final, with him becoming the only batsman to slam 5 tons in a world cup.

With praises pouring in for the star batsman, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar termed his batting 'poetry in motion'.

"He is fantastic. Rohit is poetry in motion because the kind of bat-swing he has, not many players possess that. A class apart when it comes to the smooth swing. You could see the effort put in when he hit that six was minimal. A number of guys have multiple bat swings but not a clean swing. Rohit's swing is like a pendulum," said Tendulkar

India will be facing New Zealand in the semi-final game at Lord's on July 14.

"The way we played against Sri Lanka was fantastic. All-round performance, clinical. Along the way, we got better and better and squeezed them really hard. I think this has been a convincing victory," added Tendulkar.

Rohit Sharma became the 4th batsman and the 2nd Indian to score over 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.

In 2003, Sachin Tendulkar had finished with 673 runs and that remains the record for most runs in a single World Cup.

In 2007, Matthew Hayden smashed 659 runs from 11 matches as Australia won the World Cup.