Harbhajan Singh, while supporting Rohit has said that Rohit Sharma can score big against Australia despite injury. He said that if Rohit remains in the crease even for five overs, then it will be difficult for Australia to stop him.
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is trying to recover from a hamstring injury at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He suffered this injury during the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
He is not part of the Indian team in limited-overs cricket for the Australia tour (India vs Australia), but he is expected to reach Australia for a four-Test series. The first test starts in Adelaide from 17 December.
In such a situation, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has supported Rohit and said that despite injury, Rohit can make big scores against Australia. He said that if Rohit remains in the crease even for five overs, then it will be difficult for Australia to stop him.
Rohit Sharma has been out of the Test team for a long time, then he was included in the Test team against South Africa in place of KL Rahul. The Mumbai star confirmed his place in the Test team by scoring a century and a double century in Ranchi while opening.
Harbhajan said on Star Sports, "Rohit is a quality player, he has very high expectations. Fans will expect that Rohit scored in Australia the same way he scored as an opener on Indian pitches.
He further said, "If you could not get him out in the first five overs, then he is a very dangerous batsman. He makes cuts, bridges, and great drives. It will not be difficult for a batsman like Rohit to score runs in Australia.
Harbhajan Singh compared Rohit Sharma to explosive opener Virender Sehwag, saying, "It will be important to face the new ball. If he plays well then India can expect runs like Virender Sehwag from him. Rohit is a very important player of the team. I hope it's full-on time.
Please tell that Rohit Sharma's fitness has become very important because regular captain Virat Kohli will not be available after the first Test in Australia. He will return to live with his wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their child.
On Wednesday, senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma bowled under the supervision of chief selector Sunil Joshi and NCA chief Rahul Dravid. He is in the process of rehabilitation at NCA after an injury. Ishant and Rohit will leave for Australia together and will be in isolation for 14 days before joining the team.