'Kaunsa T20 mei dhoom machaye?' - Fans react as Rohit Sharma calls Test the most challenging format ahead of WTC Final

Rohit Sharma has been vocal ahead of the WTC 2021-23 cycle's final. He called the format most challenging among all. Here's more.

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Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, will go into the World Test Championship Final against Australia aware that the conditions will be difficult for openers. The dukes’ ball and a potent pace assault from the opposition will present Rohit and his team with a difficult challenge at The Oval, but the captain thinks he is up for the battle.

Recently in an interview, he opened up on his view of the Test format. He said, “Test cricket is the ultimate format, the most challenging format & it will mean everything for us to win it". The Indian skipper has been vocal about the challenges his team are about to face in the upcoming WTC final against Australia.

Rohit spelled out his intentions for his approach to batting in England during a discussion with Harsha Bhogle on the show An Afternoon with Test Cricket Legends with opposition captain Pat Cummins, New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, and England's Ian Bell. “I think England is pretty challenging conditions for the batters,” Rohit said. “But as long as you're prepared to have a good grind you can have some success.”

‘Got to keep concentrating for longer periods of time’ – Rohit Sharma’s key to Test Cricket

England has had the lowest batting average for openers in this World Test Championship cycle, although opening the batting is never an easy chore there.  In England, openers only score an average of 28.06 in the cycle's 11 games, while the top two batsmen only score two hundreds. Both of those, incidentally, were made by Indians: Rohit Sharma himself made 127 at The Oval, and KL Rahul made 129 at Lord's, where he'll pad up once more in a few days for the final.

Although Rohit Sharma enjoys the current conflict, he emphasised the difficulty of playing cricket in England, where you are 'never in'. “As a batter, you know, one thing I realised batting last year, I think a year before that, it was that you're never in," he said. “The weather keeps changing a lot, so you've got to keep concentrating for longer periods of time. And that is the challenge of this format. You will get that intuition when it is your time to take the bowlers on. And that is when you should be ready for it. And, more importantly, you need to be there."

Here's how fans reacted to Rohit Sharma's statements:

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