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Gautam Gambhir Wants Rahul Dravid Or Sachin Tendulkar To Mentor Rohit Sharma For Test Format

Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir

The flamboyant batsman Rohit Sharma is at his best in the game of cricket at present. The classy batsman is scoring runs for fun at the highest level of the game. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir believes that the Indian National Cricket Team would be tremendously helped if Sachin Tendulkar or Rahul Dravid nourish Rohit Sharma for a few months.

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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, T20I sixes
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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.

Sharma is a flawless batsman:

The ranked No 2 in ODI cricket has the most number of double-centuries in the format and with several T20I records to his credit, Rohit remains an unfulfilled talent when it comes to Test cricket. From 47 innings, he averages 39.62 with three centuries and 10 half-centuries.

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“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.

Rohit Sharma seems bored with Tests – Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, in his column to Times of India, quoted that a little guidance from Sachin Tendulkar or Rahul Dravid will do a world of good to Rohit Sharma. He believes Rohit Sharma needs a little change, which would do great things for India in longer versions of the game.

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“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.”

In his latest chance in Tests, which was India’s tour of Australia in December 2018, Rohit scored 106 runs from four innings. The flamboyant batsman batted well enough in the Australian tour before returning to India in order to see his newly-born baby.

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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.

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