Feels as if a century is just around the corner for Rohit - Gavaskar

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21 Aug 2021 | 09:13 AM
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Feels as if a century is just around the corner for Rohit - Gavaskar

Gavaskar stated that Rohit did a mental adjustment and judged the balls going on the off-stump line beautifully to succeed in tough English conditions as an opener

Rohit Sharma has been going through a purple transformation in his Test career, with his batting taking a significant role in India's success in the last couple of years. Even though he looked good and set up a platform for India, he hasn't been able to convert that to a big score. Case in point, he managed a sublime-looking half-century at Lord's but fell for 83 in the first innings. However, Sunil Gavaskar believes that a century is around the corner for the Indian opener.

“You score a century at Trent Bridge or Leeds… if you score a century for India in whichever part of the world, that is what is important. And the way he is batting, the time he has and the position in which he gets himself in, it feels as if a century is just around the corner,” Gavaskar said on Sony Sports Network.

“If you get a player who can guarantee score 80 runs, then in a five-Test series, he would end up with 400-450 runs. What else does a captain need? Yes, he would be disappointed not scoring a century, but getting a century at Lords isn’t everything,” Gavaskar added.

Further, the former Indian opener stated that Rohit did a mental adjustment and judged the balls going on the off-stump line beautifully to succeed in tough English conditions as an opener. “In a five-day Test match, no one has an idea as to how the pitch will behave on the first day – things like whether there is life on this pitch, will the ball bounce more? For that, you need some time and the adjustment Rohit Sharma showed in the first innings, how to do it. He did it brilliantly – what shots to play and whatnot. Just see how many balls he left, some of them close to the off stump. This adjustment is mental and that is what Rohit accomplished,” Gavaskar further added.

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