Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed Rohit Sharma’s Test recall although the later has not quite delivered as per expectation stating that it has made him more confident.

Meanwhile, Rohit’s contrasting performance in different formats has stunned the cricketing world. One of the finest cricketers in the limited-over format, Rohit is yet to cement his place in the Test team even after making his debut five years ago. Rohit Sharma made his Test debut in 2013 against Windies with a bang including two centuries, becoming only the fifth batsman to do so.

Although the selectors called him back for the Test series against South Africa, however, failed to retain his place in the Test squad. However, now the selectors have recalled him for the series against Australia.

“Rohit Sharma once again displayed what a power house he is in this format.  I have a feeling his call-up to the Test squad for the Australia tour made him more confident,” Ganguly wrote in his column for The Times of India.

Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli
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Sourav Ganguly further said that bouncy wickets in Australia Rohit Sharma’s strokeplay.

“His game seems to have tightened a lot and his shot selection has also become better. The Australian wickets are hard, with comparatively lesser movement than England and Rohit’s back foot play will be his strength,” he wrote.

Virat Kohli, Jeff Thomson, India vs Australia 2018
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Furthermore, the southpaw also wrote that is eager to Virat Kohli perform well in Australia. He also backed the selector’s decision to rest Kohli from the T20I squad against Windies.

“Virat Kohli had a dream series and will love to carry his form into Australia. The Australian team and the entire cricketing world will be waiting to see where he goes from here. The selectors want to keep him fresh and it is a good decision to rest him,” Ganguly concluded.