Manoj Tiwary has said Rohit Sharma is the only batsman who knows where his off-stump lies. Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have been the popular picks as the best batsman in the world for the last five-six years or so. The race has been limited between the India skipper and the former Australia skipper.
Virat Kohli is currently the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world while Steve Smith was the top-ranked Test batsman not very long ago.
Manoj Tiwary States Rohit Sharma Is The Best Batsman In The World Currently
At present, Steve Smith is the second-ranked Test batsman in the world after Kane Williamson. Although the jury is still out to decide the best batsman in the world, Manoj Tiwary has added another name to the debate by stating that opener Rohit Sharma is the best in the world at present. The veteran cricketer’s comments came after seeing Rohit Sharma’s performance in the ongoing fourth Test between India and England in Ahmedabad.
The India opener tried to bail India out of trouble in the crucial clash after the hosts lost the likes of Shubman Gill (0), Cheteshwar Pujara (17), Virat Kohli (0), and Ajinkya Rahane (27) cheaply. Rohit Sharma, however, stood firm and scored a hard-working 49 runs off 144 balls with the help of 7 fours before being dismissed LBW.
Manoj Tiwary Impressed With Rohit Sharma’s Technique
Manoj Tiwary took to social media Twitter to lavish praise on Rohit Sharma. The senior batsman started by saying that the art of leaving balls outside off-stump has vanished from Tests.
Further, he praised Rohit Sharma and stated that the India star is the only batsman who knows where his off-stump is. Manoj Tiwary hailed the right-handed batsman for his transformation and called him the best in the world.
Art of leaving balls outside off-Stump has completely vanished from test cricket 🏏 The only batsman who is assured about where his off stump is @ImRo45 👍 Wat a transformation in his game. Rohit Sharma is the best batsman in the world right now for me, Period… #INDvsEND
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) March 5, 2021
Rohit Sharma has been in good ominous form in the ongoing 4 match Test series and will also play a huge role if India is to win batting fourth in the ongoing 4th Test. The Mumbai star had scored a cracking century in the second Test at Chennai. His sublime 161-run knock had helped the hosts winning the game and draw level in the series. India would be hoping that their star batsman delivers once again, this time in Ahmedabad.
Meanwhile, India has taken a slender lead in reply to England’s 205. Rishabh Pant is batting on unbeaten 66 off 97 balls with 7 fours and a six. Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, and James Anderson have taken 2 scalps apiece.