MI vs LSG: Rohit Sharma snubs Virat Kohli, picks surprise England batter as one of his favorites to watch

Updated - 16 May 2024, 01:01 PM

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India captain Rohit Sharma has revealed the name of the batsmen he enjoys watching the most. The right-handed batsman, who himself is one of the best batsmen of this generation, did not pick any of his teammates as he named England's Zak Crawley and Australia's Steve Smith.

Crawley visited India earlier this year for the five-match Test series and impressed one and all with his batting. While overseas batters have struggled to get going in Tests in India in recent years, Zak Crawley showed his class by taking the attack to the hosts. He finished the series as England's highest run-scorer, scoring 407 runs in 5 Tests. 

Smith, on the other hand, is widely regarded as the best Test batsman of this generation. Many also believe that Test cricket has not really seen too many batters who were as prolific as Smith in the longest format of the game. While Smith has not really managed to live up to the expectations in recent times, he was a menace for the opposition not very long ago.

"I watched Zack Crawley this season very closely & enjoyed watching him bat. I enjoyed Steve Smith's batting too although he is different from the rest I mean he's got his own way of dealing with things in the middle but he's successful," said Rohit Sharma in an interaction on the Dubai Eye 103.8 YouTube Channel.

Rohit Sharma reveals the proudest moment of his career:

During the same interaction, Rohit Sharma revealed that receiving the Indian cap was the proudest moment of his
career. The right-handed batsman made his debut in international cricket in 2006 when he played in an ODI against Ireland. In 2007, he made his T20I debut during the inaugural T20 World Cup before finally making his debut in Tests in 2013.

"Yeah. When the first time I was presented my cap in front of my teammates, that was the proudest moment for me because all the hard yards that I did in when I was a little kid, I know it has come to a stage where now I can be proud of myself of, you know, getting there, but when you get there you don't know.

"I was only 20 years old when I got there for the first time and I had no idea that I will be still
sitting here 17 years later and speaking to you all ... keeping things simpler and smaller goals are much easier to achieve," said Rohit.

Rohit is already one of the most successful openers in the history of Indian cricket and will be looking to enhance his reputation as a captain as well when he leads Team India in the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

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