Over the years, the never-clarified doubt for the Indian fans was Rohit Sharma. He has always been a scintillating performer in Test format but when it comes to Test cricket, his stats rate him an average player. However, finally, there comes the solution, as he displayed his class after accepting the board’s decision to open the innings. Meanwhile, batting coach Vikram Rathour heaps praise on the right-handed batsman.
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Rathour was recently appointed as the new batting coach of the team and he succeeded Sanjay Bangar in the role. The new recruit quoted that Rohit Sharma has adjusted his mental state to open the innings for India in longer version of the game.
Rohit Sharma is too good a player to be out – Vikram Rathour
Rohit continued his sensational run with his third hundred of the series, powering India to 224 for three after a top-order collapse in the third and final game against South Africa. His 6th Test century alongside Ajinkya Rahane’s superb 83 took the honours away from South Africa.
Further, Vikram quoted that Rohit Sharma is too good a player to stay away from the team in any format of the game. He added that right-handed batsman has solved the tension of India for a time-being.
“He is such an experienced player. I don’t think you need to change anything with his technique. The only adjustment I think he had to make was his game plans,” Rathour, an opening batsman in the mid-1990s, told reporters after the first day’s proceedings.
“I always believed he is too good a player not to be playing in any format. It was a good call to make him open. With the amount of runs he has scored, he has settled the issue for the time being. Somebody of his experience and the kind of cricket he plays, if he starts coming good top of the order, it changes everything for the Indian team, even when you’re touring,” he added.
In total, Rohit Sharma smashed his 6th Test century and third of the series against South Africa in the third and final Test match at the JSCA International Sports Complex in Ranchi on Saturday. He is still at the crease with 117* runs to his name.