Mark Waugh, an Australian batting star, praised Indian captain Rohit Sharma, adding that the ‘Hitman’ has effectively transitioned from being an exceptional white-ball player to becoming a match-winner in Test cricket for India as well. According to Waugh, Sharma was an underachiever in Test cricket before, but his return as an opener in the longest format has been amazing.
India easily defeated Australia in the inaugural Border Gavaskar Trophy Test. They annihilated Australia in the first Test, winning by an innings and 132 runs. Notably, Rohit Sharma produced a crucial century and made batting appear effortless during his time at the crease.
Also, Ravindra Jadeja, who made an useful fifty and took a fifer in the first innings, was named Player of the Match for his outstanding effort.
Former Australian batter Mark Waugh was blown away by the Mumbai batter’s exploits on a challenging track where wickets were falling at regular intervals. His remarks came after Sharma delivered a match-winning inning to put India in charge of the opening Border Gavaskar Trophy Test.
“He has the discipline and the arsenal of strokes. Now it’s all about the mental game. In every situation, he is a first-rate player. He performs well abroad and has a game that is tailored to Indian circumstances. He has terrific range, he pays special attention to the ball, and he has great hands. He understands the game well and can shift up and down the gears depending on the scenario “Waugh said to Starsports.
The Australian hitter also discussed his progress in Test cricket. “Hasn’t he (Rohit) had a fascinating Test career? He was a bit of an underachiever in his early career. He needed to improve his focus. Nevertheless, like all great athletes, he has always maintained a certain level of class. He employs a straightforward method. He has always been a match-winner in white-ball cricket, but he has also become a match-winner in Test cricket “The 57-year-old came to a conclusion.
Rohit Sharma and India will now go to Delhi for the second Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test. He will be trying to add to his run total and help India win the series.