Ajinkya Rahane defends Rohit Sharma, who came under fire for his low scores in previous matches.
Opening the innings, Rohit Sharma experienced rejection in the first test for 6 and 12, played against England in Chennai.
Previously, he pulled out in Australia due to good starts in the last two Tests. But gave his wicket away with some bad shot selection.
While talking to the media at a virtual press conference, Rahane claimed that Rohit Sharma is a key member of the Indian Test team. He asserted:
“Rohit (Sharma) is our important team player. A high score doesn’t mean that you need to score a century or 150. He made important contributions in Australia. You can’t judge a member over 4-6 innings or one or two matches.”
Ajinkya Rahane, who received backlash for his poor batting performance after his boxing day hundred, said that it is crucial to help match-winners like Rohit Sharma.
VVS Laxman expectation: Rohit Sharma needs to be more careful outside off-stump
Evaluating Rohit Sharma’s weaknesses in the first Test, VVS Laxman wrapped-up that the opener needs to be careful early on in the innings, especially for deliveries outside the off-stump.
Laxman was quoted as stating on Star Sports:
“Rohit Sharma will be upset the way he earned during the first innings. As a batsman, you understand where the bowlers are going to attack you, what is not your strength. We know Rohit Sharma has to play more carefully outside off-stump at the start of his innings.”
Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma seem planned to begin the innings when India challenges England in the Second Test, commencing in Chennai on Saturday.