2019 World Cup: Rohit Sharma Fears Facing Jasprit Bumrah in Close Nets
The cricket showpiece event is now just a week away. Warm-ups for the big event have started and India is to face New Zealand on Saturday (May 25). The team is gearing up at the practice sessions and preparing to head towards the cricketing carnival. And where Jasprit Bumrah is a threat for other participating teams, Rohit Sharma finds him even more deadly in the close net practice. The 2019 World Cup will begin on May 30.
“Do I have a choice? Every second, third day, I’m facing him in the nets. He’s even more dangerous in the close nets, because of his action. You actually want to face him in the open nets. He’s difficult to read, and then that pace he can whip up. He’s very different, very special,” he said.
While answering to a query, Rohit lauded his two Mumbai Indians (MI) teammates – Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. He says the boys are all set for the showpiece event.
“They’ve been shaping up well. Both are heading into their first World Cup. Both are cricketers with positive mindsets. They love a challenge when presented with one. All of that along with the performances they’ve had in the last few months — it augurs well. The good thing about both of them is they constantly want to improve, want to be in the middle of the action. Hardik played some crucial knocks this IPL. He’s someone who’s always looking to contribute in some capacity,” the MI skipper explained.
Rohit Sharma looking up to help Virat Kohli in any way possible in the World Cup 2019
The ODI deputy of India is all set to help skipper Virat Kohli in the upcoming event, despite his sleep-deprived nights. And goes on to reveal to be helpful in whatever ways Kohli needs him.
“He’s (Kohli) got a great squad. And he’s done a great job as captain in the last couple of years. I will be there to play my part whenever he needs my help. I’m happy to play a part in that space. Whatever matters for the team is a priority no. 1. I’ll be happy to do whatever is asked of me,” he said.
Being a good listener, exclaimed by himself, Rohit has been a natural confidante for Kohli. His way of observing situations and players on the field has made him a useful asset for the team.
Rohit is regarded as one of the most deadly batsmen in ODI cricket. He has a record of more than 8,000 runs in 200 One-Day Internationals averaging with 47.4.
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