ICC World Cup 2019: Michael Clarke Rates Rohit Sharma As World’s Best Opener
Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has rated Rohit Sharma as the World’s best opener in the game. Rohit Sharma has been in sublime form in the recent past and he has taken giant strides in the last six years. The Indian vice-captain is doing a fine job for the team and he is one of the leading run-getters in the tournament.
Rohit Sharma has scored 319 runs in the tournament and he has been instrumental in providing solid starts to the team. The stylish batsman had scored an unbeaten 122 runs from 144 balls in the first match against South Africa. Rohit had played a matured innings when the Proteas bowlers had bowled with fire.
Rohit Sharma is in sublime form.
Subsequently, Rohit Sharma scored a good knock of 57 runs against Australia. Furthermore, the opener was at his best against Pakistan as he smashed 140 runs from 113 balls. Thus, the right-hander has scored his runs at an average of 159.50 and has scored his runs at a strike rate of 97.55. Rohit has scored two centuries in the World Cup and he is looking good for more.
Michael Clarke said while talking to India Today, “Right now, he is batting unbelievably. And to think back that there was so much of talk about his form coming back into this World Cup. He didn’t have the best of the IPL as he has had in the past. But again, he has shown how important his leadership is. And I think that is underrated as well, he is the vice-captain of the side. I loved it when in his first opportunity to stand up for India, he did that as he made a hundred. And against Pakistan, he was in unbelievable form. There is no doubt in my opinion that he is the number one opener in the world”.
India has been in fine form and Rohit Sharma will look to continue his dream form going. The Team India will play their next match against depleted Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton on June 22.
Virat Kohli-led side has played four matches in which they have won three games. India has got the better of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan and look set to reach the semifinal stage. However, one match against New Zealand was called off due to rain.