‘If Rohit Sharma plays like he does, we are going to win most of the Test matches,’ says Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma got twin tons in his debut Test as an opener against South Africa.
Published - Oct 9, 2019 2:57 pm | Updated - Oct 9, 2019 2:57 pm
Rohit Sharma is getting hailed with praises from around the globe for his brilliant performance against South Africa. It was the debut match for him to play as an opener in the longest format for Team India and Rohit proved that he has every skill that an opener should have and shuts down his critics with an exceptional display of his batting.
During the 1st Test it never looked that Rohit Sharma was playing his debut match as an opener, because he was coming with a big experience of opening in ODIs for Team India that might have helped him a lot and now Indian skipper has a piece of advice for his fellow teammate which can help India win majority of its cricket banter in future.
Indian skipper opines over Rohit Sharma’s recent success as an opener in Tests
Virat Kohli feels that Rohit should enjoy his cricket because it will help Team India to win upcoming matches irrespective of the formats, “If a guy like him at the top of the order plays the way he does, we are going to be in situations to go for victory in most of the Test matches. So we are all very happy for him. It’s time to let Rohit Sharma enjoy his batting in red-ball cricket,” Kohli said in the pre-match press conference.
Rohit has successfully marked his debut as an opener in Tests with twin tons in consecutive innings of the match. In limited-overs, before getting picked up as an opener, Rohit’s career was moving in its low but it was MS Dhoni, who was the skipper in 2013 who asked him to open and the days for Mumbai born cricketer changed.
But the Indian Hitman was not able to show a successful replication of his limited format form in Test cricket. As he was always picked by the selectors to play in the middle order but this was the first instance that he got an opportunity to open in the longest format of this sport. And it looks like Rohit has revived his Test career with the scores of 176 and 127 in the 1st and 2nd innings respectively.
India is now scheduled to play the 2nd encounter of their three-match Test series against South Africa from 10th October 2019.
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