Seeing Rohit Sharma Is Satisfying: Zaheer Abbas

Former Pakistan Cricketer Zaheer Abbas Doesn’t Move From Television When Rohit Sharma Is Batting

Rohit Sharma of India play a shot during the 1st One Day International match (ODI) between India and the West Indies held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 15th December 2019. Photo by Arjun Singh / Sportzpics for BCCI

The top order is the core of the Indian national cricket team. It is crucial for the Men in Blue that Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli score big runs to lead the team to the good total. Recently, the former Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas, one of the finest batsmen in the history of cricket, heaps the praise of India’s limited over vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

I admire the way he creates a shot and plays where he wants to – Zaheer Abbas

The opener Rohit Sharma has played uncountable and unforgettable big knocks for India. Zaheer Abbas believes that it is a bliss to watch the “Hit-Man” on television. He also applauded the game of the 32-year old during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. Rohit was the highest scorer in the mega event, scoring 648 runs which include five centuries.

Zaheer Abbas, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Zaheer Abbas hails Team India’s opener Rohit Sharma. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“I don’t move from the television screen when he (Rohit) is batting. His batting gives me real satisfaction and watching him play is pure bliss,” Abbas said in an interview.

“I admire the way he creates a shot and plays where he wants to. He picks up the ball very early and that is special,” he said.

Virat Kohli is no less: Zaheer Abbas

Zaheer Abbas is also known as ‘the Asian Bradman’. He became the first batsman to score three consecutive centuries in ODI. Former batsman not only praised Rohit Sharma but also appreciated the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. But added that he could draw a line of comparison between the two.

Zaheer Abbas, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I admire Rohit because I enjoy his batting and when I am watching him bat people in my house ask what about Virat Kohli, and I tell them ‘look I am not saying Kohli is less’.

“Kohli is Kohli. Let me put it this way, I get satisfaction watching them both bat,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, after taking the rest in the home T20I series against Sri Lanka, has joined the team to play the three-match ODI series against Australia. The first ODI match will be played on 14th January in Mumbai, following second in Rajkot and third in Bangalore.

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