Rohit Sharma Is My Favourite Batsman: JP Duminy
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Rohit Sharma Is My Favourite Batsman: JP Duminy

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Former South African all-rounder, JP Duminy has stated that the Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma is his favourite batsman in world cricket at the moment. JP Duminy, himself, has been one of the greatest-ever all-rounders for the Proteas and has had a legendary stint on the international stage.

He had an international career span of almost 20 years, and the veteran all-rounder hung his boots last year from all forms of cricket. Duminy had already retired from Test cricket in 2017 to focus on the limited-overs cricket, and a hamstring injury in 2018 made sure that he couldn’t continue his stretch on the 22-yard pitch anymore. In July 2019, Duminy retired from all forms of cricket after having retired from domestic cricket in May 2019.

JP Duminy, ICC World Cup 2019
JP Duminy (Credits – Getty)

Now, JP Duminy has said that Rohit Sharma is his favourite batsman in world cricket and he absolutely enjoys watching the flamboyant Indian opener.

JP Duminy Heaps Praise On Rohit Sharma]

Former South African all-rounder JP Duminy picked Rohit Sharma as his favourite Indian batsman, during an Instagram live session with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbangwa.

JP Duminy, Rajshahi Kings, BPL 2019-20
JP Duminy (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“Rohit Sharma is my favourite batsman, I like his pick-up pull shot,” Duminy told Mbangwa during the chat. With 648 runs under his belt, Rohit was the highest run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup with an average of 81.00 from just nine matches.

Rohit Sharma Has Been Phenomenal For Team India

Statistically, Rohit Sharma is one of India’s greatest-ever ODI batsman. The swashbuckling right-hander has played a total of 224 ODIs scoring 9115 runs at a staggering average of 49.27 with 29 centuries and 43 half-centuries, 5 of those centuries coming in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He is the only batsman in world cricket to have smashed 3 double hundreds in the ODI with 264* being his highest score, which is the highest-ever individual score in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma, double century, Five Times When A Team Could Not Surpass A Opponent Player's Individual Score
Rohit Sharma Image Credits: Getty Images

The flamboyant Mumbaikar has also played 32 Test matches and scored 2141 runs at an average of 46.54 with six centuries and 19 centuries.

Regular injury concerns have kept Rohit away from the longest format of the game, the recent miss being the India-New Zealand Test series. His T20I career average has been32.62 wherein he has scored 2773 runs in 108 games with four centuries and 21 half-centuries.

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