Former Indian player VVS Laxman believes the late revival in Rohit Sharma’s Test career is a good example for youngsters. Rohit’s increase in Test cricket has been attributed in part to his ability to keep learning and developing, according to Laxman.
On Saturday, in front of a packed crowd at Oval, Rohit lifted the roof when he reached his first Test hundred abroad after hitting a Moeen Ali delivery long back for a big six. It was his eighth century overall and Laxman waved the 34-year-old praise.
“All the cricketers I talk to, even now, feel that they want to prove themselves in Test cricket. Rohit Sharma, an exceptional leader, has won IPL with MI four times, [and] achieved success in white ball cricket, whether T20s or one-day.”
“But also for him he knows that at the end of his career if he hangs up his boots, he will be recognized as an excellent player if his performances in tests match his achievements in white ball cricket, and this is the case with many cricketers I have interaction with, ”Called Laxman.
“You never stop learning and adapting” – VVS Laxman on why Rohit Sharma’s Test career began
Rohit made his Test debut only 6 years after announcing his arrival internationally. Even then, he started as a middle-order batsman, but he was pushed to the top after his excellent performances in white ball cricket. According to Laxman, his ability to adapt to the situation increased him in Tests.
“Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root are all role models. This is a good thing for young people – you never stop learning, you never stop adapting. There is only one constant and that is change.”
“All the great players I played and [the ones] we watch them play, they always work on their game and strive to improve, and only then can they achieve excellence. So this is a great story for young people to learn from,“Laxman concluded.
Rohit Sharma scored 127 off 256 balls, including 14 fours and a six in the third innings of the Oval Test against England.