World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma better than Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, says Wasim Akram
Shoaib Malik also joined Wasim Akram in praising Rohit and added that the India captain has the same approach against all the bowlers.
FirstCricket Staff November 13, 2023 16:16:59 IST
Rohit Sharma has been in top form, leading India by an example. AP
Pakistan legend Wasim Akram was full of praise for India captain Rohit Sharma after the Men in Blue defeated the Netherlands on Sunday to achieve a 100 percent win record in the group stage of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Akram in fact said that Rohit is better and different than Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Babar Azam.
“Rohit and Gill put on 91 runs in 10 overs. The game was over then only,” Akram said on A Sports. “I don’t think there is anyone like Rohit Sharma in the World cricket. We talk about emperor Kohli (Virat), Joe Root, Williamson (Kane), Babar Azam but this guy is different.
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“He makes batting look so easy. No matter what the situation is, the bowling attack is, he plays his shots with ease. He changes the tempo of the game. Bowlers and oppositions are on the back foot from ball one.”
Rohit smashed a 54-ball 61 against the Dutch side as India won the match by 160 runs.
“Like Inzamam, Rohit too has a lot of time against the pacers. His hand eye coordination is so natural,” added Akram.
Shoaib Malik also joined Akram in praising Rohit and added that the India captain has the same approach against all the bowlers.
“Rohit is that kind of a batter, who will go at all the five bowlers of the opposition team. Rest what Wasim bhai has spoken about the other batters, they will not go against the all five, they sometime wait for the part-timers as well, but not Rohit,” Malik said.