“Rohit Sharma looked vulnerable” – Aakash Chopra
By SMCS - Sep 4, 2021 1:45 pm
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Aakash Chopra believes that India opener Rohit Sharma will play a match-defining role on the third day of the fourth Test against England. He is, however, the second-highest run-scorer in the series so far for India after his opening partner KL Rahul. Moreover, he has looked quite comfortable amongst all the Indian batsmen as well.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said Rohit Sharma will give a game-changing performance. He said: “I am going towards Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma looked vulnerable when he came to bat. He got an edge and the catch was also dropped. He played and missed, played on the leg side and the ball went to the off side.”

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The former Indian opener again shared: “What happened on the second evening was tough. But the bad and difficult time has passed. He is coming after playing exceedingly well for a long time.”

Notably, Rohit Sharma got a life when Rory Burns failed his catch at the second slip off James Anderson’s bowling as he lost sight of the ball. He had scored only six runs by that time. And, Aakash Chopra hopes Rohit Sharma will register his first century in overseas conditions as well.

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Rohit gave India a phenomenal start

He shared: “His hundred is overdue, today’s play could bring the first overseas Test hundred by Rohit Sharma. So Rohit Sharma will do the magic, that is what I believe but fingers and toes crossed because at times when it goes wrong it is heartbreaking. I am keeping my hopes high because this team has given us the permission to hope and we have also shown the courage to dream.”

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Meanwhile, all of his seven Test centuries have come at home. And, the 83-run knock at Lord’s in the ongoing five-match Test series against England is his highest score away from home. Rohit also does not have a good record in overseas conditions. He has scored 1206 runs at an average of 29.41 in 24 Tests as well.