Rohit Sharma will be a crucial player for India in the final of the ICC World Championship in testing, which is due to start this Friday in Southampton. However, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt feels Sharma can fight the momentum.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Salman Butt stressed that momentum brings problems to every body as it plays against the Dukes ball in English terms.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has supported Rohit will score a big goal in English conditions this summer. However, Butt believes Sehwag has publicly backed Rohit Sharma to boost the Indian opener’s confidence ahead of the WTC finals.
The former skipper of the Pakistani cricket team felt that the player should respect the fast bowlers in the initial stages of his inning in English conditions. According to Butt, a hitter can dominate the procedure after settling in the middle.
“A free kick player like Rohit Sharma is likely to fight the swing a bit. Virender Sehwag himself had great hand-eye coordination, but every hitter faces some problems while playing in rocking conditions. Rohit Sharma knows that too. “The World Cup in England, but it was a white ball game, not a test game with the Dukes ball. The shots need to be a little patient while playing the Dukes ball,” Salman Butt said.
Salman Butt felt it unique nature Dukes balls could upset any striker from any team, not just Rohit Sharma. In the end, Butt concluded by saying that if Rohit leaves, it will be challenging for New Zealand to fire him.
Striker strikers like Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma play a little more aggressively than the others: Salman Butt
The Brotherhood in Cricket will turn its eyes to the inaugural final of the ICC World Championship in testing, and few players mark it as the equivalent of the World Cup final.
However, Salman Butt believes that India should play its natural game and treat this match like any regular match. In Butt’s view, there is no need for India to change its approach to this game.
“The India team has its approach. I don’t think the team will show unnecessary aggression because it’s the final. Striker strikers like Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma will play a little more aggressively than the others, while someone like Cheteshwar Pujara will take their time in the middle. So I don’t think he’s going to change his natural game, ”added Salman Butt.
The World Cup final in the exam will start on June 18 and it will be exciting to see if the team of Virat Kohli can become the first winner of the ICC World Championship in testing.