Australia’s pacer, Josh Hazelwood, expresses his frustration of bowling against India’s opener Rohit Sharma. He thinks it is because Rohit possess multiple strengths to effortlessly put every ball away.
Hazelwood, who has bowled to Rohit Sharma many times, commended his likeness towards short ball.
“He’s got many. I think it’s just with how the ease that he plays, specially anything back of a length, anything short, just puts it away with such ease. It’s just an area in which he gets better, I think. He never looks to bludgeon the ball, just pure class and elegance. His records, especially in white-ball cricket, is phenomenal,” Hazlewood said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
Rohit Sharma has a decent scoring record against Australia, scoring 2208 runs against them from 40 ODIs at an average of 61.33 with eight centuries and eight fifties. The only cricketer to score three ODI doubles, the right-handed batsman’s first was against Australia in 2013 when he hit a smashing 209 in Bangalore. In T20s, although he has scored 318 runs against the Aussies, the hitman has has managed three disrupting half-centuries
The tall fast-bowler admitted that seeing Rohit stick on the crease annoyed and frustrated him and his teammates as well.
“Yeah, absolutely. I mean the batters through our time, obviously are the frustrating ones to bowl to,” Josh said. “Even when someone who came quicker like Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins’ bowling to those guys, it doesn’t seem fast and that’s probably the one thing that sticks out when you are bowling to these types of players.”
Rohit Sharma was last seen in action in an ODI series against Australia in January 2020. Indian cricket has been on hold since more than four months due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic outburst.
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