Former England captain and Virat Kohli’s favourite commentator, Nasser Hussain has backed Rohit Sharma to do well as a Test match opener in Australia, as long as ‘he gives the first half hour’ to the bowlers. One of the most astute minds in the game today, Hussain said that Australian batting conditions are generally good for batting and Rohit, who seems to have so much time while batting, will enjoy the true nature of Australian wickets.
Rohit Sharma has proved himself in all countries as a white ball opener and a Test match opener in Indian conditions, but has yet to prove himself with the red ball in overseas conditions. “If Rohit Sharma is not a Test match opener, I’ve been watching a different game… If you go and ask fellow cricketers who your favourite players, a lot of them will say Rohit Sharma,” Hussain said in chat show on Sony Ten’s ‘Pit Stop’. “Fellow cricketers watch Rohit Sharma and say this bloke seems to have so much time to bat.”
“Test match cricket at the top of the order is about having time, it’s about having a technique as well. You have to cover your off stump, like Virat did in England against Anderson, the way he left him outside after all his problems of the previous tour, that is a Test match cricketer. And that’s the only thing Rohit has to do when he goes away from home and when is moving around. He has to just spend half an hour and say to the bowler you can have this half hour I’m going to leave you, I’m going to take the slip cordon out of play,” Nasser added.