The International Cricket Council (ICC) is not being sparred for their ‘pull-shot’ tweet which did not feature premier India opener Rohit Sharma. According to the tweet Rohit Sharma does not makes it to the top four puller of the game, which includes the likes of Ricky Ponting, Vivian Richards, Herschelle Gibbs and Virat Kohli.
After Rohit Sharma himself took a jibe at ICC for overlooking him, his childhood coach Dinesh Lad hit back at the game’s global governing body, and said he is the number 1 opener in the world.
Rohit Sharma is a master of pull shot: Dinesh Lad
Rohit Sharma has made playing pull shot look easy. But even before him there were plenty of batsmen who could execute it with ease. Though the argument of it Rohit Sharma is the best in the business still remains unsettled, his childhood coach Dinesh Lad, feels he is notches above the rest.
Lad also mentioned that, he is not picking up Rohit because he was his coach, but because he is actually the best puller in the world after Viv Richards but even better that Ricky Ponting.
“Rohit Sharma is a master of this stroke (pull shot). He is even better than Team India captain Virat Kohli. This I am not saying because I am Rohit’s personal coach but according to me, he is the best puller in the world after Viv Richards. Even Ricky Ponting can be next to Rohit,” Dinesh lad was quoted as saying by bdcrictime.com.
“In the modern day cricket I rate Rohit as number 1 puller in the world. Most of the time he hits hard the ball in front foot and takes the ball on the middle of his bat and that’s his biggest plus point.”
Rohit Sharma for Team India
Rohit Sharma made his last appearance against New Zealand in the T20I series earlier this year. He notched up two back-to-back half-centuries in the series with the high score of an unbeaten 65.
He is next expected to be seen in action during the IPL 2020 if the situation permits. He has led Mumbai Indians to four IPL triumphs. He holds an average of 46.54 in Tests and 49.27 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). In the shortest format of the game, he averages 32.62, with a high score of 118 runs.