File photo of Rohit Sharma© BCCI/Sportzpics
India captain Rohit Sharma didn’t have the best games in the Indian Premier League. Although the Mumbai Indians made it to Qualifier 2 after playing 16 games, Rohit’s contribution at bat was not as great as his team would have liked. Now that the focus has shifted to the ICC Test World Cup final, Indian great Dilip Vengsarkar has been honest about Rohit’s form and the transition from T20 cricket to Test cricket.
Although Rohit hasn’t been at his best, Vengsarkar remains hopeful to see him put in his best performance against Australia.
“Rohit’s role will be very important both as a captain and as a rookie. He is a big player in the match and the event cannot be bigger than that. I hope he will show his best game,” Vengsarkar said. in a chat with Hindustan Times.
Vengsarkar is not too worried about Rohit’s form, but moving from the IPL to the Test Championship finals will be a challenge, in his opinion.
“More than form, I think the fact that he comes straight from T20 to the test match might be a bit of an issue. I wish they had some practice games before the WTC final. When you go to a test match as big as this and remember that there are no second chances unlike in a series, it is important that you are well prepared,” said the former India captain.
Vengsarkar was also asked about the possibility of keeping a wicket in the Test Championship final. The former cricketer believes that K.S. Bharat has to favor Ishan Kishan as he is the “wicket-keeping specialist”.
“KS Bharat is a wicket specialist so I think he should play,” he said.
Topics mentioned in this article