Indian opener Rohit Sharma is currently recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered while playing for his franchise Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020 last month, National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The cricketer is not part of India’s limited-overs squad for the Australian tour, but is expected to travel to Adelaide for a four-match Test series starting on 17 December.
Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh backed the opener saying that despite the injury, Rohit would score a lot for India in Australia in the Test series. Harbhajan feels that if Rohit stays at the crease for 5 overs, it will be difficult for Australia to take his wicket and prevent him from ticking the scoreboard.
Rohit was out of the Test team for a long time but was included as an opener in place of KL Rahul for the series against South Africa. The Mumbai stalwart secured his place in the longest format of the game by scoring hundreds of back-to-back runs after his first double century in Ranchi in the Vizag Test.
“Rohit Sharma is a quality player. Harbhajan said in Sports Tack, he would have high expectations, fans in Australia would expect many runs from him as he had scored many runs in Test cricket as an opener on home ground.
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He said, ‘If he stays at the crease for the first 5 overs then it becomes difficult to get him out or stop because he is a very dangerous player. He cuts and pulls well, runs the ball well and even his backfoot play is very good. He said, it should not be very difficult for a batsman like Rohit to score runs in Australia.
Also, the veteran spinner compared Sharma to the former explosive Indian opener. Virender Sehwag. Bhajji hopes that Rohit gets fit on time and participates in all four matches of the series against Australia.
He said, ‘It will be important to face the new ball, if he plays it well then India can expect a fast run with Rohit’s bat, just like Virender Sehwag as the opener for the team. did. Rohit is a very important player for the team and I hope he will be fit in time for the first Test.