In Manoj Tiwary’s opinion, opener Rohit Sharma is the best batsman going around in the world currently. Manoj Tiwary’s comments came in the light of another inspiring knock from Rohit Sharma in the ongoing Test match against England in Ahmedabad.
Rohit has shown his immense range as a batsman in the recent Tests against Australia away and versus England at home.
His knocks of 131 off 231 balls in Chennai where he batted with alacrity, and just a Test later, in Ahmedabad, a gritty 144-ball 49 prevented England to take control of the game – two very contrasting innings from Rohit Sharma, who now is at the 8th position in the ICC Test batsman rankings.
Rohit Sharma is the only batsman assured about where his off stump is: Manoj Tiwary
Manoj Tiwary took to Twitter to lavish high praises on the Indian opener. The former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman emphasized Rohit’s ability to bat at different paces according to the conditions and situations.
Tiwary believes that Rohit is the ‘only batsman’ who is certain in his mind about the off-stump – and also touted the opener as the best batsman at the moment, ahead of the likes of Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith. The 35-year-old Bengal batsman feels that the batters in the current era do not have the patience, which Rohit showed in Ahmedabad, to leave the ball outside the off-stump and tire out the bowlers.
“Art of leaving balls outside off-Stump has completely vanished from test cricket. The only batsman who is assured about where his off stump is @ImRo45 Wat a transformation in his game. Rohit Sharma is the best batsman in the world right now for me, Period…” tweeted Manoj Tiwary.
Rohit Sharma is currently the leading run-scorer in the ongoing series with 345 runs after 7 innings having struck a hundred and a fifty – both in the match-winning cause for India. He also has the most amount of runs for an opener in the ICC World Test Championship – 1030 at 64.37.
Art of leaving balls outside off-Stump has completely vanished from test cricket 🏏 The only batsman who is assured about where his off stump is @ImRo45 👍 Wat a transformation in his game. Rohit Sharma is the best batsman in the world right now for me, Period… #INDvsEND
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) March 5, 2021