Indian great Sunil Gavaskar believes that experienced batsman Rohit Sharma would deliver the goods in the upcoming five-match Test series against England.
Sunil Gavaskar believes in Rohit Sharma
Even though Rohit Sharma might have done little in the last few series as an opener, former India skipper believes that the batsman will repeat his 2019 World Cup performance where he scored five tons. Gavaskar went on to say there is no reason why Rohit can’t repeat his feat in the red-ball cricket now.
Rohit has done well in the Indian conditions and he has played some fine knocks on difficult spinning wickets but his record in overseas conditions isn’t that promising. The veteran batsman had opened in England for the first time in a Test match in the WTC Final against the Kiwis.
“We saw Rohit Sharma score five incredible hundreds in the World Cup in England two years back,” Gavaskar had told PTI.
“The century he got against South Africa was on a tough pitch and cold conditions and he made the adjustments beautifully. Now two years later he is even more experienced so don’t be surprised if he repeats that performance in this series too,” he added.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was in red-hot form as he scored 648 runs in the 2019 World Cup and broke Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara‘s record of four centuries in a single edition of the tournament.
On the other hand, it will be interesting to note who will be Rohit Sharma’s opening partner as Shubman Gill is injured. Mayank Agarwal is expected to open with Rohit Sharma whereas India also has the option of opening with KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari.
The Test series against England is set to get underway on August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The venues for the remaining four Tests are Lord’s, Headingley, Kennington Oval, and Old Trafford.