Rohit Sharma’s batting is poetry in motion, says Sachin Tendulkar
India have qualified for their 7th World Cup semi-final and are slated to meet New Zealand in Manchester for a high octane clash on Tuesday to book a place in the all-important final at Lord’s on July 14. Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar spoke to India Today on Sunday to preview the highly anticipated match.
Tendulkar called Rohit’s batting ‘poetry in motion’ crediting his beautiful bat-swing for the opener’s continuing success at the World Cup 2019.
“He is fantastic. Rohit is poetry in motion because the kind of bat-swing he has, not many players possess that. A class apart when it comes to the smooth swing. You could see the effort put in when he hit that six was minimal. A number of guys have multiple bat swings but not a clean swing. Rohit’s swing is like a pendulum,” said Tendulkar
Rohit’s fine form helped India ace what many thought could be a tricky chase against a Sri Lankan bowling line-up which stunned England last month. Chasing 265, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul dominated Sri Lanka’s bowling attack to add 189 for the first wicket off 30.1 overs. India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with more than 6 overs to spare.
“The way we played against Sri Lanka was fantastic. All-round performance, clinical. Along the way, we got better and better and squeezed them really hard. I think this has been a convincing victory,” added Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma became the 4th batsman and the 2nd Indian to score over 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup. During India’s final league match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Rohit Sharma joined an elite list when he crossed 56.
Rohit Sharma was on 544 runs from 9 matches in the 2019 World Cup. On Friday, Shakib Al Hasan had become the 3rd batsman to score 600 runs in a World Cup.
In 2003, Sachin Tendulkar had finished with 673 runs and that remains the record for most runs in a single World Cup.
In 2007, Matthew Hayden smashed 659 runs from 11 matches as Australia won the World Cup.
Courtesy : India today