Former India pace bowler S Sreesanth praised Team India captain Rohit Sharma after the senior batter’s stunning 131-run knock in the 2023 World Cup match against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. However, he also added that Sharma is a ‘Super GOAT’, in a star-studded India team that is filled with GOATs as well. He also compared him to the legendary Viv Richards as well.
Speaking exclusively to Sportskeeda, Sreesanth said about Sharma: “This is just the start for Rohit Sharma. Picture abhi baaki hai (The story isn’t over yet). He is undoubtedly a GOAT. The plus point for our team is that we have a lot of GOATs, and their leader is the super GOAT, Rohit Sharma. He is like the alpha of a wolf pack.”When it comes to World Cups, a lot of people talk about modern greats. However, I don’t think he is a modern great. He would have played in this same fashion, irrespective of the era. He is just like Viv Richards.”
However, R Sreesanth also backed Rohit Sharma to come up with yet another swashbuckling knock against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday. He also added that Rohit deserves a lot of credit for his glorious success as well. Notably, India have started their 2023 World Cup campaign with back-to-back wins over Australia and Afghanistan as well.
He shared, “The next match is against Pakistan, his favourite opposition. I am sure that he is going to perform exceptionally well. He is in a very good space and atmosphere. I would want to thank Mumbai Indians for Rohit’s development. You cannot take anything away from Rohit, but he has been blessed with all that, and he is so grateful.”
The veteran further added that it wouldn’t be fair to draw comparisons between the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma, saying that both played in different eras. Commenting on Sharma’s approach as a player, the veteran stated that winning matches for the country is the biggest driving force for them as well.
“It is not easy to play three World Cups. You cannot compare Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. Sachin is on an altogether different level. Also, he played in a different era. With Rohit, the most important factor is that he never gets satisfied. Some just work hard to win a World Cup.”But guys like Rohit and Virat (Kohli) just want to make India proud and win matches for the country. Rohit is among those people who just want to keep winning,” he concluded.