Veteran Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels stand- in Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has the capability to become one of the most destructive batsmen is Test if he can replicate his white ball form in the red ball.
Rohit Sharma, who is just 69 runs shy from becoming the leading run-getter in T20 international, has been receiving great review not just because of his batting but also for his captaincy.
Writing in his column for the Times of India on Sunday, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said, “The standout performer in both the limited overs series and the T20 series has been Rohit Sharma. Like Virender Sehwag before him, he is unstoppable once he gets going and like Viru he has an appetite for big hundreds. When Viru used to get out looking to hit another delivery out of the park, there used to be consternation around the ground, just like it is when Rohit gets out to a seemingly casual shot.”
After getting snubbed from England Test and West Indies Test series, ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been recalled in the Indian squad for Australia Test. Sunil Gavaskar, who played 125 Test for India and scored 10,122 runs, is hopeful that the Mumbai batsman will be able to translate his white ball form in Test cricket.
“If Rohit can turn his white ball exploits into red ball cricket, he will be the most destructive batsman in the world after Viv Richards and Virender Sehwag,” Gavaskar wrote.
Earlier, during the second T20I match between India vs West Indies, Rohit Sharma went past Virat Kohli to become the highest run-scorer for India in the shortest format of the game.