Aussie quick Josh Hazlewood outlines Rohit Sharma’s greatest strength as a batsman

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Australia speedster Josh Hazlewood recently shared that India’s swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma is the greatest strength of India. The way he plays short balls makes thing looks so easy in the game which eventually helps the team also. Hazlewood further added that Rohit has many strong points in his kitty but the way he plays anything which is on the back of a length is an area where he keeps getting better with time.

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“He’s got many. I think it’s just with how the ease that he plays, specially anything back of a length, anything short, just puts it away with such ease,” Hazlewood said on Star Sports show Cricket Connected. “It’s just an area in which he gets better, I think. He never looks to bludgeon the ball, just pure class and elegance. His records, especially in white-ball cricket, is phenomenal.”

Josh Hazlewood again added that sometimes it becomes frustrating to see players like Rohit Sharma effortlessly smash the quality pace bowlers like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins all over the park and make their `world-class pace look so ordinary.

“Yeah, absolutely (it is annoying when Rohit plays a fast bowler with such grace). I mean the batters through our time, obviously are the frustrating ones to bowl to. Even when someone who came quicker like Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins’ bowling to those guys, it doesn’t seem fast and that’s probably the one thing that sticks out when you are bowling to these types of players,” he expressed.

Currently, the entire world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus which has brought the world into a standstill and postponed all the sporting events across the globe as well. Since the situation is getting better slowly in some places England have hosted their first international series against West Indies. Moreover, they will take on Pakistan later as well.

However, the future of ICC T20 World Cup remains uncertain amid the pandemic situation, although it is expected that the marquee tournament will be postponed for this year. Meanwhile, the postponed of this event might open the window for the cash-rich tournament – Indian Premier League which has been postponed for the time being owing to the COVID-19.

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