Rohit Sharma has made shot-making look effortlessly easy. The opening batsman captivated the audience with his pull shot which often ends up in the second tier. Rohit Sharma usually starts off slow and accelerates once he scores his century. He has been a joy to watch over the years.
Moreover, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to hit three double centuries in the ODI format, making it look like a cake walk. Two of his three double tons have come against Sri Lanka with career-best score of 264 runs. By his own admission, Rohit Sharma has said that, if he stays in the crease for the first 10 overs it will be difficult to get him out.
Rohit Sharma has the ability to hit because his strike-rate keeps increasing: Mohammad Kaif
Cricket has evolved over the years. In the 90s or early 2000s, cricketers would find it increasingly difficult to bat at a strike rate, most batsmen do in the current situation. Though Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry came close to scoring a double century in ODIs they fell short before Sachin Tendulkar became the first to achieve the feat.
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif has backed Rohit Sharma to hit a double century in T20s because of his ever-increasing strike rate.
“Rohit Sharma has the ability to do it because his strike-rate keeps on increasing during his knock. He takes time at the start, but once he crosses 100, he will bat at 250-300 strike-rate. He can do it, but it’s a very tough task. During our days, it was tough for a team to score 200-250 in 50 overs, but now many are talking about 400-500 scores,” Mohammad Kaif said.
With the series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe called-off, Rohit will be next seen in action after August.