Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma believes that Rohit Sharma’s addition to the playing XI is a big boost for Team India in the ongoing Test series against Australia. The hitman has replaced Mayank Agarwal in the final XI for the third Test considering the latter had struggled to middle the ball in the first two Tests.
But the questions have raised that whether the selection of Rohit Sharma over Mayank Agarwal is a good decision considering he hasn’t played a Test for over a year. He last played the Test series against Bangladesh at home in November 2019.
In the Test series against New Zealand in 2020, he was ruled out after sustaining a calf injury in the limited-overs leg. Moreover, the Sydney Test will be his first away Test match as an opener. Thus, many doubts about whether he could get better off a strong Australian bowling line up at their home.
Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Believes Rohit Sharma Can Counter Attack Australia With The New Ball
But Rajkumar Sharma has full faith in Rohit Sharma that he will reign in Australia. He heaped praise on the right-hand batsman, stating that no one can play the hook and pull shot better than Rohit.
“It will be a great boost with the addition of Rohit Sharma as he is a great batsman. No one plays the hook or pull shot better than him in the team. He can counter-attack the Australian pacers with the new ball,” Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar said.
Rohit Sharma has impressed in the net session, whose video has gone viral on social media. He had missed the Adelaide and MCG Test because, following his completion of rehab, he was quarantining in Australia. After testing negative for COVID-19 and following all the COVID-19 procedure, he was available to play the remaining two Test matches.
Currently, the four-match Test series is levelled with Australia winning the opening match while India making a strong comeback in the second Test match. The third Test will begin on January 7 in Sydney.