Speaking on a show on Star Sports cricket show, former Australian cricketer Brett Lee recalls the first memory he has of India opener Rohit Sharma.
Amid, the lockdown, Brett Lee, spoke on Rohit Sharma’s impeccable skill timing the ball and revealed how was the sound is different when Rohit Sharma’s bat connects with the ball. Brett Lee heaped praises on the ‘aggressive’ and ‘flamboyant’ Rohit Sharma. Lee also revealed how he never liked bowling to Rohit Sharma during his playing days.
“He was flamboyant and aggressive but my first memory of Rohit Sharma was the sound of his bat. That’s the first thing I could think of; the knock of the bat from people hitting the ball right off the center it’s a different sound,” Lee said.
Lee says Rohit Sharma is a class act and names him amongst few players who can see off the difficult phase and then cash-in on it.
“He is the kind of guy who is so mentally switched on, that once he gets through the tough period, he cashes in. When you got guys like Sharma at the top of the order, who can dominate from early on, they are the guys I don’t want to bowl to. He is definitely in that class,” Lee added.
Earlier, the Indian opener also made an appearance on the same show. Surprisingly so Rohit Sharma took the Australian’s name as one of the toughest bowlers he has faced.
“One bowler is Brett Lee because he didn’t let me sleep the previous night. It was on my first tour to Australia in 2007. I was thinking of how to play this bowler who bowls in excess of 150 kmph.”