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Wasim Akram Praises Rohit Sharma’s Batting Mastery in 2023 WC

India captain Rohit Sharma received praise for his blazing inning of 61 runs off 54 balls against the Netherlands in a World Cup group stage match.

India captain Rohit Sharma’s explosive inning of 61 runs off 54 balls against the Netherlands in the World Cup group stage fixture receives accolades. 

His power-packed performance included eight boundaries and two sixes, establishing a solid opening partnership of 100 with Shubman Gill.

Akram’s High Praise for Rohit Sharma:

Cricket legend Wasim Akram hails Rohit Sharma as unmatched in world cricket, rating him higher than Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, and Babar Azam. 

Akram compares Rohit and former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, emphasizing Rohit’s ability to make batting appear effortless.

Game-Changing Batting Style:

Akram praises Rohit’s unique approach, highlighting his capacity to dominate all five bowlers of the opposition team. 

Unlike other batters who may wait for part-timers, Rohit takes on every bowler from the beginning, changing the game’s tempo and putting the opposition on the back foot.

Shoaib Malik’s Agreement:

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik agrees with Akram’s assessment, emphasizing Rohit’s approach of going against all five bowlers in the opposition team. 

Malik concurs that Rohit’s aggressive batting style sets him apart from other batters who may selectively target certain bowlers.

Rohit Sharma’s outstanding World Cup performance includes 503 runs at an average of 55.88, with a striking 121.49. 

He ranks as the fourth-highest run-scorer in the tournament, featuring one century and three half-centuries.

Captaincy and Bowling Contribution:

Apart from his batting prowess, Rohit showcases leadership by captaining the side. 

In the recent match against the Netherlands, he also contributed with the ball, taking the wicket of Dutch batter Teja Nidamanuru. 

India secured a comprehensive victory, posting 410 runs and restricting the Netherlands to 250.

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