Rohit Sharma picks the most difficult bowlers he has faced in his career
The 33-year-old made his international debut back in 2007 and played some of the finest bowlers in the history of cricket.
Updated - May 3, 2020 4:27 pm
Rohit Sharma, the prolific Indian opener was involved in a live Instagram session with his mate Mohammed Shami on Saturday. During the interaction, he exchanged several thoughts on different topics with the Indian pacer. Meanwhile, he also revealed the names of the bowlers that he found quite difficult to play during the early phase of his cricketing career.
The 33-year-old made his international debut back in 2007 and played some of the finest bowlers in the history of cricket with the likes of Dale Steyn, Brett Lee and Nathan Bracken. Moreover, he used to bat in the middle-order for the Men in Blue before becoming a regular opener for the national side.
The Indian Hitman went through quite a big rough patch before turning into a hard-hitting opener. Earlier, he was an easy fish for the bowlers but now he has become the biggest nightmare for them.
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During the live Instagram session, he picked the bowlers against whom he faced difficulties in playing his natural game. Rohit said that when he was picked for Team India, Brett Lee was the fastest bowler in the world. He added that in the debut series against South Africa, he also found Dale Steyn very quick with the ball. As per him, he liked Lee and Steyn but always faced problems while facing them.
“When I came into the side, the fastest bowler in the world used to be Brett Lee. In my debut ODI series, I went to Ireland to face South Africa and Dale Steyn was pretty quick then as well. When I started playing. I really liked Lee and Steyn but I had difficulties in facing them as well,” Rohit told Shami during the live session.
The 33-year-old also recited that from the current list, he feels Kagiso Rabada and Josh Hazelwood are very good and talented bowlers. “From the current lot, Rabada is a good bowler, I really like Josh Hazelwood as well, he bowls with great discipline,” he added.