Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly talked about Rohit Sharma performances in One day Internationals format player in the world at the present moment but also talked about how he has not been able to convert the One-day international form into test matches.
“I’ve seen his full innings. He was exceptional. He is a terrific one day player and it surprises me that he does not turn this performance in Tests,” Ganguly said of Sharma’s unbeaten 171 that helped India set a competitive 310 to defend against Australia at Perth in their first ODI Down Under.
“In one day cricket, at the top of the order, he’s as good as anybody in the world. He’s too young to judge at the moment but he’s outstanding. He makes the game look easy when he gets going. But when he gets out you feel why he got out. He is an amazing player in the shorter format of the game. This knock was absolutely brilliant.”
“Honestly, I thought India would win today after getting 309. I’m sure they would be very disappointed for not being able to defend such a big total. (Defending) 310 is a lot of runs on any wicket in the world.”
India with the help of Rohit Sharma 171 and Virat Kohli 91 played brilliantly to put up double century 2nd wicket stand. Australia’s Captain Steve Smith and Geroge Bailey made the chase looked easy as Australia won the match by 5 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
“Sran bowled well in these conditions. I think Australia and Perth is the place to make debut for any fast bowler. India needs young pace bowlers. Every time you see a young fast bowler you get excited. He is left arm, tall, bowls close to the stumps. I think he’s got a lot of promise. Good luck to him.”