Rohit Sharma- Weaknesses and Strengths – When it comes to test cricket, it’s hard for the Indian sensation, Rohit Sharma, to reserve a spot in the line-up. Sharma has shown some amazing performances when it comes to ODIs and T20s, but test matches have never been his stronger side. He was selected in the main squad for India vs. West Indies test series, but he was not selected for the first test match. According to Gautam Gambhir, the chances of him opening at the pitch in the second test match are also very low.
Rohit Sharma has always been a masterpiece when it comes to quick formats. His best score is above 200, which speaks highly of his iron-grip. His outstanding performance in the Cricket World Cup left everyone in awe. He was about to break Sachin Tendulkar’s (a legendary Indian batsmen) record of scoring the most runs in a single tournament. Earlier this month, he scored 68 runs in the last match against West Indies A.
Red Ball Cricket may be not a good fit for Sharma.
Rohit Sharma has an average score below 40 after 27 test matches, which is not very impressive for a world-class batsman like him. He only managed to score 3 centuries in his last 27 test match innings. The last time he played a test innings was against Australia last year where Sharma scored a half-century.
Gambhir’s Comments on Sharma
Gautam Gambhir (former opener) believes that Rohit Sharma has been replaced by Ajinkya Rahane in the test format. He suggests that Sharma should work hard and be patient until he gets an opportunity. When he does, he should give his best shot.
Vihari – Rahane – the MVPs for Indian side – Gambhir
According to Gauntam Gambhir, Rahane are Vihari are the two new players in the Indian team worth-watching. Both gave magical performances in the first test match that got the struggling Indian team out of the struggling phase. Rahane has been a strong hitter ever since the start of his career. He scored a total of 183 runs, while the new-comer Vihari made 125 runs in the first test match against West Indies.
Wriddhiman Saha have to make his game better, says Gambhir
In addition to Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha has also been out of the squad for some time. He got injured some time back which put a break to his career. Wriddhiman Saha has been out of form, and his spot in the team has been occupied the young talent Rishabh Pant. Pant’s average has been over 40, and according to Gautam Gambhir, has anchored his feet in the team strongly. He has been in great form lately and scored centuries against both England and Australia. In order to get a chance to play in the team again, Wriddiman Saha will have to wait, and keep making strong efforts.