Opening Is A Concern, Rohit Sharma And Whoever Opens Need To Ensure India Score 50 Runs In 6 Overs –Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma

Published - 21 Feb 2022, 02:43 PM

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Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has opined that the opening is a concern for the India National Cricket Team and he feels that Rohit Sharma and his opening partner need to ensure that the team score at least 50 runs in the powerplay overs.

Under the leadership of Rohit India National Cricket Team, recently won the three-match One Day International series against the West Indies National Cricket Team at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad by 3-0 and the three-match T20 International series by 3-0 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Meanwhile, Rajkumar Sharma said that the Indian team will have to sort out the ‘opening’ problem ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Sharma said on the Khelneeti podcast:

“Opening is a concern for India. Rohit and whoever opens with him, whether it is KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan or Shikhar Dhawan, need to ensure the team scores at least 50 runs in six overs. If you are not able to cash in over powerplays, then your World Cup preparations will not be complete. The cricket in that event is going to be very competitive. India will need to sort out this problem.”

Suryakumar and Venkatesh Iyer are making up for Hardik Pandya’s absence – Rajkumar Sharma

Rajkumar Sharma
Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: BCCI)

Sharma lauded Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer for their incredible performance in the series against West Indies and opined that Hardik Pandya coming back to the will make India’s finishing department even stronger. He said:

“Suryakumar and Venkatesh Iyer are making up for Hardik Pandya’s absence to quite an extent. And I believe, if Hardik Pandya comes back, India’s finishing department will become very strong.”

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. Credits: BCCI

The 56-year-old was highly impressed with the performance of Harshal Patel and said that he is the best Indian bowler in the death overs. He said:

“The way he has been performing, Harshal Patel has emerged as a top contender to be among India’s first-choice pacers. Apart from his bowling, he is a useful batter and a good fielder. He can be considered an all-rounder. I don’t think anyone in India bowls better than him at the death.”

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