Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 57 off 82 balls on day 1 of the Pink-Ball Test in Ahmedabad. This happened after the Indian spinners got together to dismiss the visitors for a paltry total of 112. Rohit’s batting oozed class and confidence in a pitch where every other batsman faced problems. India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was out on a duck and Virat Kohli too fell for 27 after a good start.
Meanwhile, talking to Sports Today, former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta said that it is unfair to judge the pitch when Rohit Sharma is batting. Before this knock, he scored 161 on a rank-turner in Chennai with the pitch becoming a talking point after the end of the contest.
Rohit Sharma Makes Batting Look Easy: Deep Dasgupta
“But it’s Rohit actually, the way he batted. I mean, the best part about Rohit is that when he is batting every pitch looks easy to bat on. It’s so unfair to assess a pitch, watching Rohit bat on it because he just makes it look so easy. As long as Rohit is there, I don’t think there is much to worry about,” Deep told Sports Today.
The wicket of Virat Kohli was a later killer blow to Team India. They were well placed despite the loss of two wickets but the wicket of Kohli would have given the opposition a whole lot of confidence. Kohli and Rohit added 64 before the Indian skipper departed.
Rohit Sharma has a phenomenal Test record at home where he averages 83.52 in 20 matches. This year, Rohit is among the top-scoring players for India in Tests with 391 runs from 5 matches.
Meanwhile, England’s team selection is still a point of debate with Jack Leach the only specialist spinner in the team on a pitch that has shown signs of turn right from the first session. Out of the 13 wickets that fell on the first day, 11 went to the spinners.