Rohit Sharma “Made to Work Hard” for Ton: India’s batting coach dissects Skipper’s shot against Australia

Australia made Rohit Sharma “Worked hard” on his 120-shot and it was a special effort as it came on a track that is not easy to beat, India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour said after the team the hosts solidified their position in the series opening match. Rohit of a hundred and a half centuries from Ravindra Jadeja And Axar Patel gave India a 144 lead in the first leg, entering the third day.

“It was a special round for Rohit and it was a great feeling (to see him score). He showed a good temperament and those were very important innings because the ground is not easy to hit the ball, ‘ Rathour said at the end of the round. second day of play.

Since he started opening in Test matches, Rohit has played some great knocks but three hundred standout hits including his epic 161 hit on the Chepauk snake pit, a ton at the Oval and Friday’s knockdown against Australia. “It’s the quality of his polish,” Rathour said.

“He’s been running on races in England. But if we talk about this particular inning, he’s had to work hard for his runs. Usually, with Rohit when he scores in the race. the first few runs, then he’ll score. But here he had to work hard,” said the former Test opener.

India scored 95 runs in the final session, thanks to a gap of 81 runs between Axar (52 batting) and Jadeja (66 batting) but Rathour didn’t want to appear complacent about the fact that the match also or like in India’s pocket.

“I don’t think so. You can’t tell until the last ball is thrown,” he said cautiously.

When asked if Axar’s batting was considered when he was picked against Kuldeep, Rathour categorically denied.

“He (Axar) has played brilliantly so that’s not even a consideration. Yes, (his) hitting is a bonus,” he added.

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