Virat Kohli expressed confidence in Rohit Sharma that the fans of Hitman will be stunned
Captain Kohli said that the vice-captain of the ODI team will be given ample opportunities to prove himself in red ball (Test) cricket.
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Indian captain Virat Kohli has supported Rohit Sharma. On Tuesday, he said that his presence as an opener would make the team's batting order 'more deadly'. Captain Kohli said that for this, the vice-captain of the ODI team will be given enough opportunities to prove himself in red ball (Test) cricket.
Rohit is considered one of the greatest batsmen of the current era in limited-overs cricket, but with 27 Tests averaging 39.62, he did not do justice to his talent in this format.
Kohli said, "If he is successful in the role of opener, then our batting order will become more lethal. It is difficult every time a player of his level is not given a place in the playing XI, ”he said.“ If he gets in the rhythm, the whole batting order looks completely different anywhere in the world. ”
'Not in a hurry with Rohit'
When Kohli was asked if the team management was thinking of giving Rohit a chance in five to six matches, he said, "We are not in a mood to hurry with him." You go to the field with different plans in India and abroad. It is such a responsibility to start the innings, where the player needs time to understand his game.
The Indian captain said, "Rohit will get a chance to prove himself, so that he will be able to play in his own way". Kohli said that if Rohit could play the role like Virender Sehwag had played for the Indian team in his time, then It would be fantastic. Virat said that the team is not expecting any special game from this artistic batsman. Kohli said, 'In Test cricket, I started batting at sixth position, then I started playing at number four. It depends on the mindset. If you prepare yourself for this, then Test cricket is about understanding your game in different circumstances. '
He said, 'We are not expecting any special style of batting from Rohit. It is up to him how he comes to the top of his game. Yes, his strength is to play aggressive cricket as Viru Bhai (Sehwag) did for the team for a long time. '
The Indian captain said, "It was not that someone used to tell Veeru Bhai to play aggressive cricket before lunch and score a century." It was his natural game and once he was comfortable he would destroy any attack.
Kohli said that the plan to start the innings with Rohit is quite old, but it was not possible earlier and now it is being done after Lokesh Rahul is out of the team. He said, "It will be good for Rohit, because you will know how to play, it is very important for any player."
Looking at the World Test Championship, Rohit's success at the top order can be quite beneficial for the team. Kohli said, "We have given opportunities to many players earlier also. Mayank (Aggarwal) came into the team in this way, (Lokesh) Rahul and Murali Vijay were in the team for a long time.