Sunil Gavaskar urged Rohit Sharma to support his natural play instead of trying a little more in the early overs, stating that he has the potential to increase his strike rate once he starts. Gavaskar highlighted Sharma’s past record as an indicator of his pretty good previous approach.
Rohit Sharma’s fight for consistency continued in the first T20I against Australia in Mohali on Tuesday after the opening fell cheap by 11 despite starting strong with a limit and a top. The Indian skipper has recently tried to apply an ultra-aggressive strategy during powerplay, but once again fell victim to it after a big hit attempt by Josh Hazlewood failed to cover the distance, ending up in the hands of Nathan Ellis . Sharma now has only 312 runs in 12 T20Is this year with a rather low average of 28.90 but a significantly higher strike rate of 152.15 than in previous years.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar believes opener has tried this new batting approach to no avail, given his ability to press the accelerator when the situation calls for it.
“With Rohit Sharma, the shooting range he has, he doesn’t really have to do what he’s trying to do here, which is to get off the pitch even before the pitcher has released the ball,” Gavaskar told India Today.
“The way he played T20 cricket before, his score and strike rate were phenomenal. He was absolutely fantastic. He hasn’t tried anything else. Here, in the last few games, I feel like he’s looking for to do a little more and, in the meantime, get out, “he added.
The leader of Men in Blues has the highest number of points in T20I history, with a total of 3,631 points with a very good hit rate of over 140. He has over 10,000 runs to his name on all T20s and has scored a great success with his calculated batting mark combined with destructive power shots. The 35-year-old will lead India in a major ICC event for the first time ever in the World T20 Down Under starting next month.
“The white ball could move as much as the red ball. But there is only that slight movement that can make the difference between the ball hitting the center of the club and the ball hitting the edge of the club. So that means it could be hitting. the ball in the air rather than in the stands. I think Rohit needs to give himself that little extra time, he has all the shots in the book. Even if he starts slowly, he can triple when his inning is done, “concluded Gavaskar.
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