Great hitting Sunil Gavaskar suggested Australia’s long border is the reason Rohit Sharma is having trouble with his shots. The Indian captain was not at his best in the ongoing T20 Globalism Cup where he scored only half a century so far. After taking over as captain last year, Rohit adopted a gritty approach with bats early in the powerplay and laid the foundation for the rest of the hitters to push the team to a big total. However, things did not go according to the play for him.
The swashbuckling opener struggles to get into a powerplay that forced him to play reckless shots that ultimately cost him his share. Team India He qualified for the semi-finals, but Rohit’s form would be cause for concern, as he made 89 hits in just five matches with an average of 17.
In the tournament, Rohit was caught between being a temporary and going for the big hits or attacking right from the start of the innings. While drag is now his trademark, it has also led to his downfall, something that Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary India hitter pointed out.
“What was happening is, he himself, as the captain, put this die in the first six times to go hits, bangs, bangs. Suddenly, he can’t be seen looking to work with the ball. He’s always a good puller for the ball. But on the Australian frontier, That cloud got him into trouble.
“We saw that two years ago as well, he went out twice by playing the draw shot having scored 40-50 points (in the Tests). This got him in trouble again. In T20 form with only one player in the first six overs, he should be on It’s a productive shot for him, let’s not forget that,” Gavaskar from India said today.
The great batting suggested that India need Rohit to return to the semi-finals as he cannot take much trial in the showdown against England at the Adelaide Oval.
“Okay, let’s just hope it saves the race for the next couple of games. They’re going to be the biggest matches. In a team game, you know there’s another game to follow, so maybe sometimes you try a lot and come out.
“Now, these are knockout games. In a knockout game, you can’t experience much. You have to be at your best. Let’s hope Rohit comes well.”
India finished the Super 12 stage as the top table in Group 2 and are now ranked as the favorites to win the title.