Former Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan reserves praise for the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, saying his patient side was seen while batting against Sri Lanka. The India skipper scored 83 runs off 67 balls as India registered a win over Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series in Guwahati. Speaking with Star Sports, Pathan said this is what we wanted to see during Rohit’s comeback, insisting that he was patient while batting.
As per the quotes in India Today, Irfan Pathan said, “This is what we wanted to see when Rohit Sharma was coming back, that his fitness should be better, which we saw in the running between the wickets. But the best part was that the patient side of Rohit Sharma was seen in his batting, where he took his time.”
Former Indian all-rounder said Rohit was batting flawlessly against Sri Lanka and waiting for balls to come onto his stumps.
Elaborating the same, Irfan Pathan said, “It was seamless batting from Rohit Sharma right from the start when he hit his first four straight down the ground. After that, he was waiting for the balls to come onto his stumps.”
He said that Rohit played to his strengths, playing his pull shots and using his feet against the spinners of Sri Lanka.
Explaining the same, Irfan Pathan said, “He played to his strengths. We saw the pull shots. We also saw him using his feet against the spinners and playing big shots straight down the ground. So he scored runs all around the park.”
Irfan Pathan went on to say that these are great signs for Indian cricket, seeing Rohit, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill scoring runs at the top.
Former Indian all-rounder explained, “These are great signs for Indian cricket where your experienced captain Rohit Sharma’s bat fired, we saw a century from the champion player Virat Kohli, and we saw good batting from Shubman Gill at the start.”