As he considered Rohit Sharma’s lackluster batting performance during the Test series against England, Sanjay Manjrekar singled out MS Dhoni for extra attention.
Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott recently attacked Rohit Sharma harshly, saying the skipper of India is passed his prime. Boycott’s shocking comments on the India captain, who had just returned from an explosive 121-run innings against Afghanistan, caused a stir when he spoke about him before of the first Test match against England in Hyderabad. In Hyderabad, Rohit got 24 off 27 balls in the first innings of the series opener against the Bazball-friendly England.
The veteran opener’s low score was followed by a forgettable 39 as Team India, without Virat Kohli, lost the first Test match against England by a margin of 28 runs. Surprisingly, Rohit continued his poor scoring streak against Ben Stokes’ team in the second Test. In a match in which his partner-in-crime Yashasvi Jaiswal broke records by hitting his first double century, India’s skipper Rohit scored 14 and 13 against the team led by James Anderson. Is Rohit headed towards accepting a slump in his Test cricket career?
In light of Rohit’s lackluster batting performance against England during the thrilling Test series, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar chose to reminisce about MS Dhoni’s assertion that “the process is more important than the result.” “I’m just wondering if Rohit Sharma is attempting to become a leader too much too soon. Because most things are out of your control as captain, Rohit Sharma must be the starting hitter before anyone else, Manjrekar told ESPNCricinfo.
“Try to follow MS Dhoni’s advice and do the right things. The former Indian batter continued, “Batting is something that’s very much within his control. You do the process and wait for things to happen.” After the first two Tests against England, India captain Rohit has an inferior average than wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat, who is under pressure to bat well. In four innings, Bharat has scored 92 runs, and against England, captain Rohit has amassed 90 runs from four knocks.
India’s captain Rohit will look to step it up with the bat in the next match as Kohli’s skills are expected to be missed in the third and fourth Tests against England. On February 15, Rohit and his team will play England in the third Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. It would be fantastic if Rohit Sharma returned to his former self from a few years ago, particularly the one we seen in England over that entire series. The Rohit Sharma we witnessed during the opening Test match of the home series versus Australia. He has to return to his former glory as a hitter who dominated Test matches. We want runs from Rohit Sharma.” Manjrekar came to an end.