Rohit Sharma is a match-winner but hasn’t cracked the code in Tests: Ramiz Raja
Former Pakistani cricketer and current commentator Ramiz Raja heaped praise on India’s specialist opening batsman Rohit Sharma adding that he is fluent and elegant to watch. Rohit has achieved many records in his cricketing career.
According to the cricketer-turned-commentator, Rohit hasn’t really flourished in the longest format of the game. Team India will play 6 Tests in England including the ICC WTC final followed by the five-match Test series in England.
Rohit will be looking forward to performing well in England. It remains to be seen how the stalwart will go about his business particularly in the tough conditions. If Rohit stays in the crease and gets set, then he is destined for greatness in Southampton.
India’s limited-overs captain will open the innings for the first time in England in the ICC WTC final against New Zealand. The final will be played at The Rose Bowl on June 18.
In an interview with India TV, Ramiz Raja expressed that the 34-year-old has to remain at the crease and display great patience in England. “Rohit is a match-winner. He’s my favourite player, as there are only a few players left in the circuit who are aesthetically pleasing. Devon Conway also scored a double century recently, but one won’t give money to watch him bat.
“Rohit, on the other hand, is a treat to watch. Once he settles in the middle, he goes on to record hefty innings. He only has to improve his footwork a bit against the new ball. In English conditions, it’s tough to deliver straight away, and it’ll be a challenge for him,” Raja stated.
The commentator was astonished by Rohit’s record in the purest form of the game. Rohit is yet to score a century in overseas conditions yet. “Rohit Sharma hasn’t yet cracked the code in Test cricket. Based on the talent he’s got, I had predicted that he’ll become a legend in Tests.
He has to spend a bit more time at the crease. Great players adjust according to conditions, and Rohit will look to spend some more time in the middle. You occupy the crease, and you will get runs. That has been the rule since the 1930s,” he added.