A decade back, it wasn’t Virat Kohli who rose through the ranks as the best talent around. Instead, it was Rohit Sharma. The Indian batsman though has had topsy-turvy Test career. Meanwhile, on the current Test tour Down Under, Rohit has somewhat found his Midas touch. After failing to hit runs in Adelaide, Rohit got ruled out of the Perth Test due to injury. The right-hander then made his return to Melbourne Test and scored an unbeaten 63 in the first innings. Moreover, former captains, Dilip Vengsarkar and Kapil Dev had a word or two to say about this.
MCG inning could revive his Test career – Dilip
Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India skipper, spoke about Rohit’s outing at the MCG. Terming this inning as the reviving one in his Test career, Dilip said Rohit should take a lot of positives from his game.
“This knock could be the revival of Rohit in Test cricket. I have always backed him to do well in Test cricket. I am sure he will make most of it in the days to come,” Vengsarkar said.
Furthermore, World Cup-winning captain, Kapil Dev also showered some words of praise on Rohit Sharma. Speaking to the TOI, he said Rohit’s batting is a treat to watch in any of the formats. Dev further added he hopes Rohit scores bulk of runs in the games to follow.
“Rohit is really a treat to watch when he is batting. He bats effortlessly and I hope he continues to plunder runs in Test cricket like he does in ODI,”
India on top at the ‘MCG.’
In their quest to match India’s first innings total, Australia failed miserably in their efforts. On day three of the third Test, Jasprit Bumrah wreaked havoc, as he picked his first six-for in Australia. The hosts, however, got all out on 151, trailing behind 292 runs. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli didn’t enforce the follow-on, and the Indian openers were out in the middle to bat.