Rohit Sharma hit a purple patch in the World Cup 2019 scoring 648 runs in 9 games at an average of 81.00 with five centuries and a half-century. During the tournament, he became the first batsman in World Cup history to score five centuries in a single edition.
Rohit Sharma’s 67 and Krunal Pandya’s all-round display helped India seal the three-match T20I series against West Indies as they clinched second game in Florida by 22 runs in a rain-affected contest on Sunday morning.
In his latest chance in Tests, which was India’s tour of Australia in December 2018, Rohit scored 106 runs from four innings. In his first Test in nearly a year, He batted well to get to 37 before a needless shot across the line cut him off and raised questions, once again, over his temperament.
“Rohit Sharma is batting as if there is a GPS on his bat with location settings filtered for the white cricket ball,” he wrote. “So flawless has been his display that even a coaching manual is looking like a grey market “first copy”. I think this is the moment when Rohit needs someone in his ears to convey the importance of this form. He needs to convert this into big and consistent scores.
“Then, he needs to carry this batting form into Test cricket. I’d go on to say that if someone like a Rahul Dravid or Sachin Tendulkar mentors him for a few months, we may get a completely polished, Test-ready batsman. Sometimes Rohit just seems bored in Test cricket. A few words of advice by these legends may transform that. If things start rolling for Rohit, just imagine India’s Test line up with [Cheteshwar] Pujara at number three, Virat [Kohli] at 4 and Rohit at number 5.”
India next play Tests in the West Indies later this month, and given his outstanding World Cup this summer, Rohit should have moved past Hanuma Vihari for the No 6 spot.