Reetinder Singh Sodhi stated that Rohit Sharma’s batting form is going to be important for Team India for their match against Pakistan at the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. During a discussion on India News Sports, Sodhi added that Sharma has a poor record against Pakistan in the shortest format. He shared that Rohit must turn things around this time, or else they might end up losing again.
He also highlighted that the team have a power-packed middle order and they can step up anytime. However, he emphasized that the top-order needs to provide a solid platform to build on as well.
Reetinder Sodhi explained: “Rohit Sharma must improve his stats against Pakistan in T20Is. His form is going to be crucial. You cannot be 10 for 2 of 20 for 3 against Pakistan, or any team in the Asia Cup. We have enough firepower in the batting department. The likes of Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant dominate any bowling attack. But they will need a platform, which Rohit, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli will have to give. We can score 230 if there’s a good start.”
While speaking in the video, Rajkumar Sharma has mentioned that Rohit Sharma has had problems against left-arm pacers. He further added that due to Pakistan speedster Shaheen Afridi’s knee injury, they are now left without a left-arm seamer in their bowling attack for the tournament as well. India and Pakistan will play against each other in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022. The much-awaited match is set to be played on Sunday (August 28) at the Dubai International Stadium.
Reetinder Sodhi said: “Rohit Sharma has struggled against left-arm seamers in the past. Fortunately for him, Pakistan don’t have any such bowlers this time. It’s not that he cannot play left-armers, or that he hasn’t done preparations, but it does get in the mind of the player when he constantly gets out to the same type of bowlers.”