Watching Rohit Sharma play is pure bliss, says Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas

Abbas also had some words of praise for India skipper Virat Kohli who is currently the number one Test and ODI batsman in the world.

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Former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas has lavished praise on Indian opener Rohit Sharma, saying that he doesn’t move from his television screen whenever the batsman is in action. Rohit is one of the best if not the best opener in the world right now. Rohit had a stunning 2019 where he scored runs across formats including Tests.

The Mumbai batsman set the World Cup on fire by scoring a record 5 centuries and finishing the competition as its highest run-scorer. The right-handed batsman finished 2019 as the highest run-scorer in ODIs, amassing a staggering 1,490 runs in 28 matches at a brilliant average of 57.30. In Tests, he started opening and marked the occasion by scoring a century against South Africa before notching up a double century against the same opposition.

And as Rohit continues to impress, Zaheer Abbas has revealed just how much he adores to see the India star in action. Abbas said that watching Rohit bat is ‘pure bliss’. The Pakistan legend also praised Rohit for his ability to pick up the ball very early.

“I don’t move from the television screen when he (Rohit) is batting. His batting gives me real satisfaction and watching him play is pure bliss,” Abbas was quoted as saying by Times Now.

“I admire the way he creates a shot and plays where he wants to. He picks up the ball very early and that is special,” he added.

Zaheer Abbas opines on Virat Kohli

Zaheer Abbas also had some words of praise for India skipper Virat Kohli who is currently the number one Test and ODI batsman in the world. He, however, made it clear that he loves Rohit a bit more than Kohli because of the way the former bats.

“I admire Rohit because I enjoy his batting and when I am watching him bat people in my house ask what about Virat Kohli, and I tell them ‘look I am not saying Kohli is less’. Kohli is Kohli. Let me put it this way, I get satisfaction watching them both bat,” said the former Pakistan cricketer who played 78 Tests and 62 ODIs for Pakistan.

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