India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar has stated Rohit Sharma has helped teammates flourish in the ongoing World Cup. Rohit Sharma is the leading run-getter of the tournament with 647 runs under his belt. The Indian opener has scored his runs at a stunning average of 92.43 and strike rate of 98.78. In fact, Rohit Sharma has taken the role of the aggressor after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out.
Thus, Rohit Sharma has allowed KL Rahul to settle down. Rahul is taking his time and it is crucial from the team point of view to maintain the right balance. Furthermore, Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the team and his inputs to Virat Kohli are invaluable.
Rohit Sharma is in fine form.
“What is remarkable is the consistency (Sharma) has shown in this tournament because it’s very easy for any batter to rest on past laurels. But he has come out in each and every innings and started in the same fashion,” Bangar said about Rohit.
Rohit Sharma has got his runs consistently in the World Cup. The right-hander has given the freedom to KL Rahul and the Karnataka batsman has done a great job. Rahul had scored a fine hundred in the previous match against Sri Lanka as he was finally able to convert his start into a substantial score.
“The way he has helped his partner at the other end, whether it was in the Australia game where he helped Shikhar (Dhawan) out of a difficult phase … now he is helping KL Rahul out in the middle and here he also flowered. So, that is all teamwork and I’m really glad that he is doing all this for the team on a consistent basis.”
On the other hand, India will take on New Zealand in the semifinals of the World Cup. Bangar stated the Indian team needs to continue their good form in the ongoing tournament.
“We are just keen to get on and play the semi-final as soon as possible. We need to keep doing the things we are doing at the moment,” said the former India all-rounder.
“We have always maintained that we are looking at our internal parameters. If we are hitting our internal indicators, then we will be playing at our best and that is what we aspire to do.”
India will take on New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester on 9th July.