Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Rohit Sharma’s pull shot.
India captain Rohit Sharma enjoys playing the pull shot, and it has proven to be effective for him on numerous occasions. However, in recent years, the same shot his undoing, particularly in Tests. The pace bowlers have bet on getting the better of him with the short ball.
The same thing happened during India’s first innings against Sri Lanka during the Mohali Test. Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar believes the skipper should avoid playing such shots early in his innings in the future. Lahiru Kumara’s extra pace was the cause of Rohit’s fall after he looked so good for his 29 in the first hour of the game.
Kumara took a few runs at first, but he kept bouncing the 34-year-old. Who eventually didn’t time the pull shot well and hole out in the deep. Gavaskar believes Rohit Sharma should reconsider playing his favorite shot now that bowlers are targeting him with short deliveries.
“He needs to think about it.” You may argue that it is a good shot, but it is not the only one. He has a plethora of others. “Now, every bowler with a little bit of pace will fancy his chances against him, saying, ‘I don’t mind going for a couple of sixes or boundaries, but there will be an opportunity because he hits the ball in the air,'” he told Star Sports.
Gavaskar says he needs to figure out the percentages.
Sunil Gavaskar also stated that Rohit Sharma may have to restrain himself from playing the shot. Until he is settle in the middle. On numerous occasions, the Indian captain has been dismiss playing the pull after starting his innings, allowing him to miss out on big scores.
“So he’ll have to figure out the percentages.” If he still believes that the percentages are in his favor, he should continue to play, but they aren’t at the moment. “Perhaps he should put it in cold storage until he reaches 80, 90, or 100,” Gavaskar added.