File image of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma© Twitter
Indian star batter Virat Kohli has lauded Rohit Sharma ahead of World Test Championship final saying the Indian team skipper has “got more time than anyone else” to strike a ball and the way he has performed in Tests over the last three-four years is a testimony to his temperament. Virat said in the video posted by ICC that Rohit Sharma is a special player.
“I have always said that Rohit has got more time than anyone else and that is the special ability that he had from day one. When I saw him play the first time, I understood what the hype was all about and why he was rated so highly. What he has done for India in white ball cricket over a long period of time we all knew…the way he has performed in test cricket over the last three-four years is a testimony to his temperament of playing test cricket,” Virat added.
Virat hoped that Rohit Sharma will continue his form and noted that opening innings is not an easy job. “Opening is not an easy job and he has done a wonderful job, opening the innings for us. He has performed well in all formats, enjoy watching him, especially from the other end, and hopefully, he can repeat his performance of what he did in Oval last time,” Virat said.
Rohit played four Tests this year and scored 242 runs with an average of 40.33. He hit one century this year.
Overall, Rohit has featured in 49 matches in which he has smashed 3379 runs at an average of 45.66. He has scored nine centuries and 14 fifties.
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