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Rohit Sharma is the best batsman in the world: Reetinder Sodhi

By Bet Barter

July 11, 2021

Former Indian cricketer Reetinder Singh Sodhi described Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma as the best batsman in the world. The veteran stated that the right-handed batsman has stamped his authority in the purest format of the game. Rohit Sharma has been a mainstay for India in the limited-overs format for several years now. However, it took a while for him to become a consistent member of the Indian Test side.

The Mumbaikar's brilliant performances as an opening batsman in the Test series against South Africa in 2019 made his way into the team. Since then, he solidified the position with consistent starts over the last two years. The 34-year-old finished with 529 runs in three Tests against the South African team. This also included three centuries. Rohit Sharma has scored 2679 runs in 39 Tests at 46.19, with seven centuries. He also managed to get starts in both innings of the ICC World Test Championship final but could not carry them forward to put on a big total in the game.

A lot will depend on Rohit, Virat, and Pujara in the series against England: Sodhi

Reetinder Singh Sodhi believes that a lot would depend upon Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming series against England.

Rohit Sharma became the fastest Asian opener to break the 1000 run-mark in Test cricket in only 17 innings. He surpassed Mayank Agarwal, who got to the feat in December 2020 in 19 innings. Rohit Sharma has now become the second-fastest batsman to score 1000 Test runs for India. Vinod Kambli, who achieved the milestone in 14 innings, tops the list, followed by Rohit (17) and Cheteshwar Pujara (18). Rohit is placed third in the all-time list of the fastest openers to reach 1000 runs. The batsman has now equaled former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith. Former English openers Herbert Sutcliffe and Len Hutton have reached the mark in 13 and 16 innings, respectively.

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