Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar wants India’s swashbuckling opener and the captain Rohit Sharma to do well in the T20 World Cup semifinal against England in Adelaide on Thursday (November 10). He feels that Rohit can do a lot of damage even if he stays in the middle for the first 10 overs.
The veteran further shared his views on Team India’s aggressive approach during the powerplay overs as he believes this is the sole reason behind his constant failures, which is justified. He, however, advised India’s opener to refrain from playing pull shots unless he is set in the middle considering the big boundaries.
Speaking to Sports Today, Sunil Gavaskar said: “How he got out while playing the pull shot, He places it very well, score runs but also gets out. Especially when we talk about Australian grounds, the boundaries are bigger. He has a wide range of shots if he can control that particular shot. Even if he stays for 10 overs, we can easily score 80-90 runs. He must play long. We all know Rohit Sharma’s class and hope he gets back to his form in the last two matches and scores runs. He only started that concept to make the most of the six powerplay overs. He is getting out while trying to do that.”
Notably, Rohit Sharma has failed to do well in the T20 World Cup 2022, with 89 runs in five games, which also includes a 53 against the Netherlands. He will be trying to do well in the knockout stages of the premier event. However, Rohit Sharma feels that England will be a good challenge for India in the T20 World Cup semifinals as well. However, they need to beat England to reach the T20 World Cup final, scheduled to take place in Melbourne on Sunday (November 13). On the other hand, Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the first semifinal, in Sydney on Wednesday (November 9) as well.