Mark Waugh calls Rohit Sharma an ‘underachiever’ in test cricket

Former Australian Cricketer Mark Waugh is in complete awe about Rohit Sharma. He praised the Indian opener and has called him an ‘underachiever’.

Mark Waugh calls Rohit Sharma as a match winner

“He (Rohit) has had an interesting Test career, hasn’t he? In the early bit of his career, he was an underachiever of sorts. He needed to work on his discipline. But he has always had a touch of class, he has always had time like all the great players. He has a very simple technique. He has always been a match-winner in white-ball cricket, but he is a match-winner in Test cricket now.”

 “He has got the discipline; he has got the range of shots. It’s all about the mental game now. He is a class player, in all conditions. He plays well overseas; he has got a perfect game for Indian conditions. He has got the range, he watches the ball so closely, and he has got great hands. He reads the game well, he can go up the gear and down the gear, according to the situation,” the former Aussie legend Mark Waugh told Star Sports.

Despite being highly talented, Rohit was a late bloomer in test match cricket. Since opening for India in test match cricket, Rohit Sharma has been extremely consistent in the longest format. The batter averages 57.66 as an opener and has also improved his game against the moving ball.

Rohit Sharma has an invincible record at home in test match cricket. The talented batter has an average of 75.20 in India and has been the most assured batter when the ball spins. 

Rohit scored a brilliant hundred in the first test match against Australia in Nagpur. While every other batter struggled for timing and found it difficult to play against the spinning ball, the Indian skipper scored a fluent 120 runs in a typical Rohit Sharma way: without breaking any sweat.

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