How will the friction work on a sphere which is purely rolling on a horizontal surface such that both the sphere and surface does not deform. The sphere at any time t will only have one point of contact, which would continuously changing as the sphere rolls. Will The friction be applied to the sphere and will it stop rolling?. Since there is one point of which pass vertically through the center of mass, there would not be any counter torque due to normal forces. The velocity of contact point would be zero since it is pure rolling.