Legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has lauded praises for Indian opener Rohit Sharma for his stellar run in the ongoing Test series against England.
Rohit, who is playing his first series as an opener in English conditions, has registered scores of 36, 12*, 83, and 21 in the two Tests.
“(From) whatever I have seen, I feel, he has taken the lead and he has shown the other side of his temperament and how he can change his game and adapt to the situation and play accordingly,” Sachin was quoted as saying by PTI.
“He has been a leader there and KL (Rahul) has supported him brilliantly. As far as playing pull shot is concerned (which got him out in the first innings at Lord’s), he has cleared the fence with that shot and I am looking at what he has been able to achieve for the team in both Tests. Rohit has left the ball and defended the ball brilliantly or equally well. He was always a fantastic player but seeing his last few innings in England, I can say he has definitely gone a notch higher,” he added.
They made the absence of regular openers Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal alive who are out due to having injury. Rohit and Rahul have been fantastic on top for India and have been among the runs so far. While Rahul is India’s leading run-getter so far with 244 runs from two matches, Rohit is at the second spot with 152 runs.
The duo will hope to continue their purple patch in the third Test between the two sides which gets underway at Headingley in Leeds from August 25.