Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar wants under-fire India captain Rohit Sharma to finally step up in the T20 World Cup semi-final against England in Adelaide on Thursday (November 10). He also feels that he can do a lot of damage even if he stays for the first 10 overs as well.
The veteran further opined on Team India’s aggressive approach during the powerplay overs as the sole reason behind his successive failures, which is justified too. He, however, asked Rohit Sharma to not play pull shots unless he gets set at the crease as well.
Speaking to Sports Today, Gavaskar said:
“How he got out while playing the pull shot, He places it very well, score runs but also gets out. Especially when we talk about Australian grounds, the boundaries are bigger. He has a wide range of shots if he can control that particular shot. Even if he stays for 10 overs, we can easily score 80-90 runs. He must play long.”
“We all know Rohit Sharma’s class and hope he gets back to his form in the last two matches and scores runs. He only started that concept to make the most of the six powerplay overs. He is getting out while trying to do that,” Sunil Gavaskar added.
Rohit Sharma’s tumultuous campaign in T20 World Cup continues
However, Rohit Sharma has failed to live up to expectations in the T20 World Cup 2022, with only 89 runs in five games, which includes a 53 against the Netherlands as well. And, he will try to do well in the knockout stages of the mega event.
Notably, the Men in Blue need to beat England to reach the T20 World Cup final, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne on Sunday (November 13). Meanwhile, Pakistan will play against the 2021 World Cup runners-up New Zealand in the first semifinal as well, which will be played in Sydney on Wednesday (November 9) as well.