Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra believes it should not be ‘fab four’ anymore instead Rohit Sharma should be added in ‘fab five’. Chopra’s comments came after Rohit Sharma’s century in the second innings of The Oval Test against England.
‘Fab four’ currently consists of India’s Virat Kohli, England’s Joe Root, Australia’s Steve Smith and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. All these four batsmen have ruled the cricketing world with their mastery of batting in the last decade or so.
However, Aakash Chopra wants it to be remoulded as ‘fab five’ and urged Rohit Sharma’s name to be included in the same.
“I feel you should change the Fab 4 to Fab 5, Rohit Sharma’s name is going to be included if it is not already there because there is no competition for him in white-ball cricket and the way he is playing in red-ball cricket, he has tasted blood.
“He enjoys leaving or defending the ball and playing shots is in his DNA. So, bowlers beware, it is not going to be Fab 4 anymore, it will be Fab 5 and Rohit Sharma will be a part of it,” said Chopra while speaking on his YouTube channel.
He, further, heaped praises on Rohit saying his recent run of form in Test cricket has shown his hunger for runs and love for this format.
“I feel there will be just one trajectory of his career from now onwards, he will not look back. The one question that was there about Rohit Sharma, the Test cricketer, this series and the last six to eight months, Rohit has shown how much he loves this format and he will go to any length to actually become an established Test cricketer” he added.
“Rohit Sharma has got a new-found love for this type of batting and this relationship is beautiful. I am very impressed that he changed his approach of playing because he was extremely hungry.”