Rohit Sharma has established himself as a premier batsman in the limited-overs formats. He has made run-scoring look effortless and notched up double centuries in ODIs like a walk in the park. Rohit Sharma, however, has not been in and out of the national team owing to a few injuries and form in the longest format and still to cement his place.
In 2019, Rohit Sharma scored his maiden Test double century against South Africa. He could not be a part of Test series against New Zealand after injuring himself in the final T20I.
It is never a given that a big player of limited-overs will succeed in Tests as well: Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer believes it is a matter of playing the first hour for Rohit Sharma in the longest format. He also said that the opener has done well in Tests for shorter period but never a given that a big player of limited-overs will succeed in longest format as well.
“Rohit has a double hundred and twin centuries versus South Africa. It is not easy though it came at home. People often disregard the runs scored at home but you have to see he played against a very experienced South African bowling attack, comprising Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander in 2019. Yes, it is never a given that a big player of limited-overs will succeed in Tests as well. However, he has done well in whites for a smaller period,” Wasim Jaffer told Times Now.
“Don’t get me wrong. The only question that remains in people’s minds is how he will do in SENA countries. In my view, I feel the only challenge for him is to survive the first hour. That’s it!,” he added.
Rohit has a brilliant average of 46.54 in the longest format of the game.