India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour praised captain Rohit Sharma fiercely. Praising Rohit, who scored a century on the Nagpur pitch, he said it is not easy to hit on the pitch. India took a 144-run lead in the first innings of the second day of the first Test cricket match.
Nagpur. India batting coach Vikram Rathour said on Friday that Rohit Sharma had to work hard for his 120 against Australia as the pitch was not easy to hit and required special effort to score runs. Aided by Rohit’s century and half-centuries by Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel, India took a 144-run lead in the first innings of the second day of the first Test cricket match.
Rathour said after the end of the day’s game that it was a special hit from Rohit and it was good to see him score runs. He showed good spirit and it was a very important tackle because it was not easy to bat at this ground. Rohit has played some brilliant innings since he started opening but his three centuries stand out, including 161 at Chennai, including a century at The Oval and a century in a slow pitch here on Friday.
Rathour said this is his hitting specialty. He scored runs on the fast bowls for England, but if we talk about his innings, he had to work hard to score runs. Usually Rohit gets runs easily after scoring a few runs early on, but here he had to work hard.
He said I don’t think so. You can’t say that until the last ball is thrown. Rathore was asked if he preferred Akshar over Kuldeep Yadav because he is a good hitter, to which he denied. He said: “He (Akshar) is also a very good bowler, so (his batting from him) was not considered. Yes, his batting is an advantage”. Rathour also defended opener KL Rahul, who was included in the playing XI despite his poor form.
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