Rohit Sharma Should’ve Opened In Tests From Beginning Of His Career: Yuvraj Singh
As Rohit Sharma gear up to start his Test career, he has received support from another former cricketer – Yuvraj Singh. Rohit Sharma will make his debut as Test opener in the upcoming three-match series against South Africa at home. Rohit Sharma, who started his career in Tests with two centuries in his first two games in 2013, is yet to become a regular in the Test team’s playing eleven.
In India’s last Test series which was in West Indies, he did not play a single game. India preferred Hanuma Vihari instead of Rohit Sharma. And with both Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane doing well, he would have struggled to break into the team against South Africa too. But Rohit has now got a lifeline to finally to revive his Test career.
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With India in desperate search for a reliable opener, Rohit Sharma could seal his place in the eleven by doing well against the Proteas. And ahead of the series, Yuvraj Singh has thrown his support behind the right-handed batsman. In fact, Yuvraj said that Rohit Sharma should have opened in Tests right from the start of his career.
“If you ask me, Rohit Sharma should have opened in Tests from the beginning of his career. You play him one match and then drop him and say Rohit Sharma is not scoring runs in Test cricket. How can you expect someone to perform without giving him 10 Test?, ” Yuvraj told India Today.
He further said that the team-management should back Rohit in Tests and allow him to open in at least 6 Tests.
“Now if you are making Rohit Sharma open in Tests, you should give him 6 Tests and tell him Rohit, you have got 10-12 innings, go and play your game, nobody will say anything. You gave so many chances to KL Rahul, so whoever is your opener, give him those 6 Test matches so that he can go and express his game,” said the legendary batsman.