IND vs ENG – Vaughan on Rohit Sharma: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has now become one of the biggest fan of Rohit Sharma’s batting. According to Vaughan Rohit is very stylish, play with ease under pressure and makes an 85 miles per hour (mph) delivery look like it was bowled at 3mph when he plays a forward defence.
Vaughan’s comments came after Rohit struck his eighth Test hundred and first in overseas conditions to take India to a comfortable position in the fourth Test match against England at The Oval.
“I can’t imagine what it feels like to bowl to him,” Vaughan said in BBC’s Test Match Special podcast. “You charge in, you try and get as much effort into that delivery. You are bowling around 85 miles an hour and Rohit plays like a forward defence as if you bowled like 3 miles an hour. And he also plays strokes, whips it through the on-side and it’s kind of that look – “that was rubbish,” Vaughan said.
IND vs ENG: Michael Vaughan becomes Rohit Sharma’s biggest fan, ‘he makes an 85mph delivery look like it was bowled at 3mph’
IND vs ENG – Vaughan on Rohit Sharma: Rohit on Saturday surpassed former skipper Rahul Dravid’s record of hitting most international hundreds in England by an Indian batsman Rohit, who hit 14 fours and a six in his 127-run innings played James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes and Craig Overton with complete ease.
“I like watching stylish players. I like watching players that make the pressure situation seem not like any pressure at all. Rohit Sharma is that player,” he said.
Rohit achieved the feat during the ongoing fourth Test against England here at the Kennington Oval on day three of the penultimate match of the series.
Rohit hit his first overseas Test ton on Saturday to lead India’s comeback into the fourth Test after the visiting side was folded for 191 in the first innings.
Rohit has now scored nine tons in England while Dravid has eight centuries in the country. Interestingly, eight of Rohit’s last nine tons in England have come since the start of 2018.
Most 100’s in England – Rohit Sharma: Overall, legendary batsman Donald Bradman has the most (11) tons in England among the visiting cricketers.
Rohit Sharma in ongoing Test series
1st Test: 36 & unbeaten 12
2nd Test: 83 & 21
3rd Test: 19 & 59
4th Test: 11 & 127
IND vs ENG – Rohit Sharma’s Test Records, breaks 5 records at Oval
- He completed 15,000 runs in international cricket, only the 8th player from India to achieve the feat.
- Rohit Sharma also completed 11,000 runs as an opener across all formats.
- The century at Oval helped him complete 2,000 runs in England.
- The 127-run knock meant, he has completed 1,000 runs in 2021 across all formats.
- Rohit also crossed the 3,000-run mark in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, Rohit is the first visiting cricketer to hit tons in all three formats while opening in England. The Indian batsman also completed 3000 runs in the longest format of the game on Saturday.
IND vs ENG 4th Test: Earlier on Sunday, India’s innings lasted 148.2 overs. Shardul Thakur (60 off 72) struck his second fifty of the match and shared a hundred run stand with Rishabh Pant (50 off 106) to put India in a strong position. The visitors posted a mammoth total of 446 in the second innings, setting a 368-run target for England.