Rohit Sharma's Batting Is Not A Concern For The Indian Team Claims Batting Coach Vikram Rathour

Updated - 17 Jul 2023, 02:37 PM

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Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour has stated that team management had no concerns over skipper Rohit Sharma’s form before the first Test against the West Indies. Vikram Rathour highlighted that Rohit Sharma scored a century against Australia in the BGT 2023 earlier this year.

There were questions raised about Rohit Sharma’s form following his low scores in the WTC final against Australia at the Oval last month. However, the Indian skipper silenced his critics by smashing his 10th Test century in the series opener in Dominica, scoring 103 runs off 221 balls.

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Rohit Sharma Is A Big Player – Vikram Rathour

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the second Test, Vikram Rathour said that Rohit Sharma has the ability to change his game plan according to the conditions.

“In the last series versus Australia also, he scored a hundred. There is no concern about his batting. The good thing is that being somebody who is a stroke player, he is able to change his game to that extent [as per the situation]. He did it against Australia and here as well,” Rathour said.

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“He understands how to play on such wickets. Knowing that you need to change your game is one thing but being able to do that is different. He can do that. He was able to execute his plans. We all know that he is a big player and he showed his potential,” he added.

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He Was Calmer Than Before – Vikram Rathour

When asked about the changes in Ajinkya Rahane’s batting, The 54-year-old said that the Indian vice-captain appeared calmer and more composed than before.

“Technical modifications keep happening, but the biggest change for me what that he was calmer than before. Even when he was batting in the nets, he looked much calmer,” he further stated.

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“He was playing close to his body and playing the ball late. He was not in a hurry to hit the ball. That is the highlight I think since Ajinkya’s comeback. He is looking very poised and balanced while batting,” he concluded.

Ajinkya Rahane was the leading run-scorer for India in the WTC. He scored 89 in the first innings and 46 in the second innings. The right-handed batter was rewarded as vice-captain for the ongoing Test series following his outstanding performances in the final.

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