India is all set to play a five-match Test series against England after the WTC final against New Zealand. The experienced batsman, Rohit Sharma will be one of the integral cogs in the Indian team. His role in the team would be of utmost importance.
Former Indian player Virender Sehwag has advised the Indian opener to be cautious while playing in England. Sehwag stated that Rohit Sharma must respect the conditions and take time to adapt to the conditions before taking the attacking route.
“Absolutely respect the conditions and wait for the bad ball. He has played a lot of cricket in England, so he is experienced and knows what needs to be done. But my advice would be to respect the new ball and then he will get the bad balls for which he has to wait. Once he is set after seeing off the first 5 to 10 overs, then it will be easier to play aggressive cricket.”
Virender Sehwag also recalled the time when he opened for the first time in England. The former Indian opener too gave respect to the swinging conditions as he scored 106 runs off 183 balls.
“I think when I opened in England for the first time, I was not that attacking. I scored the century off 150-160 balls because in swinging conditions you have to respect the new ball and conditions and I got success. The conditions remain the same so it also depends on the wicket. If you are playing on a flat track or a grassy wicket, there is a huge difference.”
Virender Sehwag, in his illustrious career, played 104 Tests and scored 8586 runs at an average of 49.3 and a strike rate of 82.2.
India is all set to square off against New Zealand in the marquee WTC final starting June 18.
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