Rohit Sharma Has Always Been A Match-Winner In White-Ball Cricket, But He Is A Match-Winner In Test Cricket Now


Former Australia batter Mark Waugh said Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma has evolved into a match-winner for India in Test cricket, saying he is mentally strong to take on the challenges of red-ball cricket. Under the leadership of Rohit, India defeated Australia by innings and 132 runs in the first encounter of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.

Leading Team India from the front, captain Rohit smashed a brilliant century. Rohit became the first Indian captain to score centuries in all three formats of international cricket. Waugh said that Rohit has been an underachiever in a red ball, Speaking to Star Sports

“He (Rohit) has had an interesting Test career, hasn’t he? In the early bit of his career, he was an underachiever of sorts. He needed to work on his discipline. But, he has always had a touch of class, he has always had time like all the great players. He has a very simple technique. He has always been a match-winner in white-ball cricket, but he is a match-winner in Test cricket now,” Waugh said.

Rohit Sharma Is A Class Player, In All Conditions – Mark Waugh Lauds Indian Captain

Waugh said that the range of shots on display from the Indian skipper proved his worth and he adapted his game perfectly according to the conditions and further added he got a perfect game for Indian conditions. The India skipper has become a clear match-winner in Test cricket over time.

Mark Waugh
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“He has got the discipline, he has got the range of shots. It’s all about the mental game now. He is a class player, in all conditions. He plays well overseas, he has got a perfect game for Indian conditions. He has got the range, he watches the ball so closely, and he has got great hands. He reads the game well, he can go up the gear and down the gear, according to the situation,” he added.