Rohit Sharma has performed with Gilchrist within the IPL early in his profession for the Deccan Chargers.
The choice panel led by MSK Prasad has introduced the Check squad for the three-match collection in opposition to South Africa on Thursday. After successful the 2 Checks in opposition to the West Indies, there wasn’t a lot to ponder for them in regards to the Check facet other than the opening slot. Whereas Mayank Agarwal retained his place, KL Rahul was axed with Shubman Gill coming into the rivalry.
Rahul didn’t seize the possibilities given to him within the longest format and appeared set to be unnoticed whilst Rohit Sharma’s title popped as much as open in whites. MSK Prasad additionally confirmed just lately that they’re contemplating Rohit to face the brand new cherry in Checks. Now even the previous Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist feels that India’s limited-overs vice-captain could make it large within the Checks as nicely.
He additionally went on to again Rohit Sharma to grow to be profitable as an opener within the Asian situations the place the brand new ball doesn’t do a lot. However he additionally cautioned Rohit stating it is going to be difficult for him within the SENA nations.
“There isn’t a motive why Rohit Sharma can’t be profitable in Check cricket. In India, most undoubtedly he can play as an opener. There could be more difficult occasions overseas in South Africa, England and Australia,” Gilchrist was quoted as saying by Hindustan Occasions.
‘It will take a change in his mindset’
Rohit Sharma has performed with Gilchrist within the IPL early in his profession for the Deccan Chargers and the latter is aware of the category he brings to the desk. However the 47-year-old feels that Rohit ought to be able to take up the problem to open in Check cricket after which ought to change his method to thrive in alien situations.
“I’ve performed with Rohit, in IPL. Rohit deceives folks in that they really feel he’s not working onerous sufficient as a result of he’s such a laid again man, but it surely means simply as a lot to him because it does to anybody else. Rohit is world-class. If he needs to tackle the problem on the high of the order, there isn’t a motive why it wouldn’t work. However it will take a change in his mindset, in his batting method, notably abroad. In India, it’s suited to him. He’s bought to wish to do it, nobody ought to drive him,” Gilchrist additional added.