Rohit Sharma has been talked about for long in Mumbai cricket circles and it was only a matter of time before the whole country would sit up and take notice of him. After his match-winning 50 against South Africa which helped India advance to the semi-finals, his family spent a sleepless night, and they were hardly complaining. Read the full piece in Rediff.
The telephone would not stop ringing and the 15 people assembled in Dinesh Lad's room at Star Line building Gorai in the far suburbs of Mumbai couldn't believe that the boy next door had made it big.

Also read Sandeep Dwivedi's article in the Indian Express.

But Sharma’s friends keep it simple as they can’t stop speaking about last night’s ‘kadak’ knock. They speak fondly about Indian cricket’s newest star, who hasn’t changed a bit and still constantly keeps in touch with them. No doubt, Sharma groaned about his cell phone bill to a journalist recently and asked him to keep in touch through mail.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo