Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Rohit Sharma proves ‘form is temporary, class is permanent’; finally gets consistent in Test cricket
Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Rohit Sharma :One of the swashbuckling openers in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma is known for his key…
Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Rohit Sharma :One of the swashbuckling openers in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma is known for his key innings at the top order for the ‘Men in Blues’. The cricketer, who holds the record of three ODI centuries, has won numerous matches for India on his own. Despite the fact, it is only the second time in his 13-year-international career that Rohit is appearing in 6 Test matches in a row. The first time it happened was in 2013-14 when he got a call in India’s Test squad after six years of limited-over experience.
Rohit Sharma vs England 2021
In the ongoing Test series, Rohit (304) is the second-highest run-scorer after England captain Joe Root (338). He was the top-scorer (66, 25*) in the last match where almost every batsman struggled. Sharma had earlier slammed 161 runs in the second Test in Chennai.
Speaking to IANS, former India player and chief selector Anshuman Gaekwad said, “Rohit got runs because his shot selection was good. He played sweep shots, cover drive, square drives and lifted the ball.”
Rohit Sharma since Test debut in 2013
The 32-year-old had played his first two Tests against West Indies in 2013 before flying to South Africa and New Zealand for two-Test match series (2014). While Rohit slammed centuries in the first two Tests in 2013, he failed in the remaining four Test matches against New Zealand and South Africa.
Following his failure in the longest format, Rohit had been left out of the Test cricket due to inconsistent performances.
The right-handed batsman scored his next Test century after four years spanning 19 Test matches as he was in and out of the Test squad. In 2019, Sharma smashed 176, 127 and 212 against South Africa in the Three-match Test series in India.
Following his prime form, Rohit played a couple of Tests against Bangladesh but an injury forced him out of the New Zealand tour.
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Rohit vs Australia 2021
Rohit also missed the first two Tests against Australia due to an injury in December. But he contributed 52, 44 in the last two Test matches. The right-handed batsman, who is playing his sixth consecutive innings, has re-established himself as someone who can handle tricky surfaces.
Rohit has 2566 runs in 37 Test matches at an average of 46.65, including 7 hundreds.