Lockie Ferguson reveals why Rohit Sharma is one of the hardest batsmen to bowl at


India’s flamboyant opener Rohit Sharma is considered as one of the best batsmen in the modern cricket. Although Rohit takes his time to set his eyes in, if he doesn’t get out soon, it becomes tough for every bowler to dismiss the batsman.

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Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to have scored three double hundred in the ODIs. He also has the highest score in ODIs (264) which he smashed against Sri Lanka in 2014. Moreover, he also has scored four T20I centuries which is also the most by any player.

New Zealand pace bowler Lockie Ferguson has recently said that Rohit Sharma is one of his more dangerous opponents.

In an interview with Sportskeeda, Ferguson was asked to name all those batsmen he finds difficult to bowl at which he replied, “Good question, there’s quite a few. Rohit, I’ve found him very challenging.”

“With him, if you don’t get him out quickly, he tends to go big. He picks up the length very quickly and where my strengths lie, batters play the wrong shot. He’s a world-class batter,” Ferguson further added.

The speedster also added Australian duo, Steve Smith and David Warner, along with India captain Virat Kohli on the list.

“Steve Smith, David Warner, Virat Kohli – these guys are world-class for a reason. They’re always tough to bowl at but it feels good when you knock off the top order and have a chance to get to bowl to the middle order or the lower order,” Ferguson shared.

He further revealed that he is a huge fan of Rohit Sharma. “Rohit, I’m a huge fan of him, I think he’s an exceptional batter.”

On the other hand, in the recent The Super Over Podcast, India batsman Suresh Raina claimed Rohit Sharma as “next MS Dhoni”. “I would say he is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team. I have seen him, he is calm, he likes to listen, he likes to give confidence to the players and on top of that, he likes to lead from the front.

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