Last Update on: July 14th, 2023 at 04:54 pm
Former India captain Anil Kumble praised skipper Rohit Sharma for his century during Day 2 of the first Test match against the West Indies. Anil Kumble highlighted that Rohit Sharma displayed patience and adapted well to the challenging pitch, where the ball wasn’t coming on to the bat.
Rohit Sharma showcased an impressive batting performance on Day 2 of the ongoing Test match, scoring 103 runs off 221 deliveries. It was his 10th international century in red-ball cricket and his second century in overseas conditions. He smashed 10 fours and two sixes during the knock.
Ball Was Coming Onto The Bat – Anil Kumble
During a discussion on JioCinema, Anil Kumble praised Rohit Sharma‘s shot selection during his innings, noting that he adjusted his approach to the challenging pitch conditions.
“You saw from Ball 1, the moment he stepped out, he knew he had to play a different kind of an innings, it was not the kind of pitch where the ball was coming onto the bat,” Anil Kumble told Jio Cinema.
“Rohit likes the pace, even when the fast bowlers bowled those short deliveries, it was not coming on. He was happy to stay restrained and then, yes, on a couple of occasions, he took on the bowlers and hit them over the top,” he added.
Much-Needed For Rohit Sharma – Anil Kumble
The cricketer-turned-commentator said that it was a much-needed innings for Rohit Sharma, as he has been able to score big despite looking good in recent times.
“Yes, wonderful innings, much-needed for Rohit because it was not that he was out of form. Even in the WTC, he was looking really good, yes, he got out.. but he was looking good,” he further stated.
“Even in the IPL, he was looking good every time he went out there. You could make out that when someone is not in form, and he was never like that. I am glad that he could put his head down and get the hundred,” he concluded.
The Indian skipper got out after adding a 229-run partnership with Yashasvi Jaiswal for the opening wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal (143) and Virat Kohli (36) remained unbeaten at the crease as India ended the day’s play with a score of 312-2. Earlier, Indian bowlers bundled out the opposition for 150 runs in the first innings.