Former Indian cricketer Reetinder Singh Sodhi has described Rohit Sharma as the “best batsman in the world” and said that he can take the game away from the opposition.
Rohit Sharma is already one of the all-time greats of limited overs cricket. The Mumbai Indians captain has scored 3 triple centuries and broken many records in both ODI and T20 cricket. His ability in the longer format was always under question but it looks like he has finally nailed down his place as an opener in the test setup.
Over the last 9 months or so, Rohit Sharma’s displays in test cricket have been more than satisfactory. India have faced the likes of Australia, England and New Zealand in that period. While the likes of Pujara, Rahane and even Kohli have failed multiple times recently, Rohit Sharma has held his own and been one of the best batsmen.
Former India all-round Reetinder Singh Sodhi also claimed that Rohit Sharma has finally stamped his authority in test cricket. Rohit Sharma’s superb performances as an opener in South Africa made his way into the team and he has sealed his berth as one of the two openers over the last 2 years.
Speaking ahead of India’s five-match Test series, Sodhi described Rohit as the best batsman in the world and said he can take the match away from oppositions.
“A lot here depends on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Cheteshwar Pujara – how these three batsmen catch form in the upcoming series. We all know that, in his elegance, Rohit Sharma is the best batsman in the world,” Sodhi said on India News.
“He was definitely struggling in Test cricket if we talk about sometime back but now, he has stamped his authority in Test cricket. He is a special player as an opener, when he plays, he can take the match away for the opposition in a matter of moments,” he added.
The India vs England Test series will begin from August 4th.