After having registered consecutive low scores in the first Test in Chennai, Rohit Sharma scripted a brilliant comeback in the succeeding two Tests and his performances at the top of the order on difficult batting tracks has been one of the major difference between India and England.
On a raging turner in Chennai, Rohit Sharma went on to play one of the great knocks one has ever seen. His innings of 161 essentially proved to be the difference between the two sides as India racked up an eventual match-winning total of 329 in their first innings.
Then in Ahmedabad, Rohit scored a brilliant 66 off 96 balls during India’s first innings in what was a pretty poor display by his fellow batters. He proceeded to knock over the 49 runs that the home side needed for victory with a run-a-ball 25.
“He is one of the best batsmen in the world. There is no question about it. The way he plays fast bowling on any surface, whether it is seaming or bouncing. Or even against spinners (in the last two Tests). It is a treat to watch him bat,” said Dilip Vengsarkar in an exclusive interview with IANS.
When asked about what makes Rohit Sharma such a great batsman, Dilip Vengsarkar alluded to the Hitman’s defensive technique and his ability to shift gears as per the demands of the match.
”He has a great defensive technique. Because if you have to score runs on any kind of wicket, you need a good defensive technique. He has that. I’d say he has everything. How he changes gears, how he approaches the game, his attacking technique. The way he played against spinners is a treat to watch just like it is watching him against fast bowling,” he said.
With 296 runs in six innings at an average of 59.20, Rohit Sharma is currently the second-highest run-scorer in the series and he will be looking to continue with his good run-of-form in the 4th and final Test which starts in Ahmedabad from March 04.