Former Pakistan cricketer praises Rohit Sharma
Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar praised Rohit Sharma for his impressive performance as India’s opening batsman during the first Test against South Africa. Sharma smashed two centuries in the Test series.
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said that he already predicted that Sharma will be one of the best batsmen in cricket. According to the retired pacer, he already had an inkling about Sharma’s abilities when he met him in Bangladesh in 2013. He said that Sharma just needed time to realize his potential.
Akhtar said that Sharma has better skills than India cricketer, Virender Sehwag.
‘Rohit Sharma has a much better technique than Virender Sehwag. Sehwag just had a will and aggressive mindset to hit shots all across the park. He (Rohit Sharma) has got great timing, a variety of shots and elegance. I really thought that he is the Inzamam-ul-Haq of India’.
‘Earlier, he had less passion for Tests as he wanted to be a specialist batsman for all different formats. Now you can see when Rohit put this thought out of his mind, he scored a century’, added Akhtar.
India cricket team is scheduled to play their second Test on October 10. The scores accumulated from the Test matches are included in World Test Championship.
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