13.7C
Delhi
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Big hundred on cards for Rohit is he sees off the new ball, says VVS

- Advertisement -

Rohit can help chase down unachievable targets: BangarNew Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Former cricketer VVS Laxman believes star batsman Rohit Sharma, who will most likely replace opener Mayank Agarwal in the India XI for the third Test against Australia beginning Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), can score a big hundred if he can get his eye in.

Rohit missed the first two Tests of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he was serving his quarantine period in Sydney. He had arrived late in Australia because of a hamstring injury he sustained in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“Definitely one of the batsman has to miss out, probably Rohit Sharma will come in place of Mayank Agarwal, because Rohit, since the South Africa series has been a regular opener he has a tremendous record, as an opening batsman,” Laxman said while speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.

“I think the Indian cricket team will be very pleased to have Rohit Sharma back, especially when Virat (Kohli) is not there, you want more experience in the Indian dressing room, because now is the perfect opportunity for us to go 2-1 in Sydney and then probably win 3-1. Rohit Sharma himself would like to showcase his talent, because I always feel that his style of batting and talent is very suited for the Australian wicket. So, if he gets his eye in, if he sees through the new ball, I’m sure that a big hundred is on the cards as far as Rohit’s batting is concerned,” he added.

READ ALSO:  Virat Kohli and Shankar helps India to register the 500th ODI victory

The 32-year-old has played 32 Tests so far in which he has scored 2,141 runs with the help of six tons and 10 half centuries.

India registered an emphatic eight-wicket win over Australia in the second Test of the ongoing four-match series, days after suffering a humiliating loss at the Adelaide when the team got bundled out for mere 36 at the Adelaide Oval.

READ ALSO:  Not at all annoyed by strict quarantine rules: Rahane

The win in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was also remarkable considering India were without their talismanic batsman Virat Kohli and ace pacers Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami.

READ ALSO:  India move to top spot in World Test C’ship standings

“Well, I think, see a lot can be talked off the field but I think the reply, and a very a fitting reply has been given by the Indian team. It’s obvious that once you’re bowled out for 36, various cricket experts will think that Virat Kohli leaving the series and Shami being ruled out, the Indian team could sort off disintegrate and could result in a very poor outings in the reminder of the series but credit to the entire team, support staff, the way they bounced back positively,” said Laxman while lauding Team India’s fighting spirit.

Source: IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

IFFI to have hybrid component for its next edition too

Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS): The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will continue to have a hybrid component, Subhash Phal Dessai...

Tax remission on electronics exports to curb imports: ICEA

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As the government emphasises on making India a manufacturing hub for mobile and electronics, the India Cellular & Electronics...

Fearless India risked losing 4th Test to win the series: Bharat Arun

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS): Before the crucial fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane, India were tempted to strengthen their batting and play...

Older adults needs to be prioritised for Covid vaccine: Study

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS): As older adults are more prone to Covid-19 infection due to low immunity level, they should be given priority when...