Former opening Australian batsman Simon Katich lashed out at Rohit Sharma for his poor shot in the first innings. Rohit was looking good after he had made 37 runs. Thus, the stylish batsman had done the hard work as he had faced 61 balls. However, Rohit Sharma went for a big shot and perished in the process.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma was fortunate as played shot a lofted that was not taken by Marcus Harris. Though, Rohit Sharma didn’t learn from his previous shot. Nathan Lyon came up with another bait as the off-spinner tossed up another delivery. Rohit didn’t get to the pitch of the ball and he was not in the position of playing the big shot.
Sharma went for the bait.
“Rohit just doesn’t understand the nature of Test cricket. The shot he played was pre-meditated. Such a shot was not written for that kind of delivery. The way Rohit got out is the reason why his Test career is always on the stake. He got away on the previous ball, he could have just taken a single on the next but that was a bad shot,” Simon Katich said while talking to Sports Flashes.
It was a golden opportunity for Rohit Sharma to grab his opportunity with both hands. However, Sharma could not make the most of it.
Rohit had already got a lucky escape in that same over and he should have been more guile in his batting approach. In fact, Rohit Sharma has got all the experience under his belt. However, his temperament in the red ball version has always been under the radar.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara is fighting a lone battle as the right-hander has scored his 20th half-century for the Indian team. However, a lot is yet to be done for the Indian team.