A break for Rohit Sharma after the IPL, in the hindsight, has proven to be a decent decision for the India captain. Since his comeback to the Indian team. Rohit has scored two half-centuries while leading India to win over England in ODIs and T20Is. He may not be at his run-scoring best yet the way that Rohit is getting runs will bode well for the India captain ahead of the Asia Cup beginning later this tournament. Indian team would be hoping for some significant contributions from the India skipper, particularly since Virat Kohli is yet to get back to his prolific best.
Like Kohli, Rohit’s form too has been a topic of discussion, and weighing on the legendary Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath said that Rohit rediscovering some form comes as great news. Rohit scored a decent unbeaten 76 vs England at The Oval as India cantered home in a modest run chase. And as of late, he played knock of 64 in the first T20I vs West Indies, a game that India won. Presently, these may not be big knocks but are good signs for Rohit and the Indian team, believes McGrath.
“It is good news. He is a class player. You want him doing well. You want to see the senior players do well. You saw Shubman Gill get a good score the other day in the West Indies. The batsmen are doing their job in the West Indies,” McGrath told reporters.
The former Australia pacer, who grabbed 563 Tests and took 381 ODI wickets, likewise picked two young India pacers he is proud of. McGrath, who is nearly completing 10 years at the MRF pace foundation, said he was impressed with the emergence of Prasidh Krishna and Avesh Khan, two bowlers he monitored closely at the academy.
“To see 29 of our boys and ex-boys playing in the recent IPL was a proud moment. Prasidh and Avesh representing India in limited overs cricket, I am really proud of them…proud of all the boys,” he said.