The performance of skipper Rohit Sharma in the Nagpur Test, according to Sanjay Bangar, the current head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and a former batting coach for the Indian National Cricket Team, reminded him of Cheteshwar Pujara’s in Australia.
The 35-year-old Rohit was brilliant with the bat in the first game of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 series against Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur. He embraced the responsibility, came in first, and received a high score. In his astounding 120 runs from 212 balls, he blasted 15 fours and two sixes.In an interview with Star Sports, Sanjay Bangar evaluated Rohit’s performance against Australia. He proclaimed:
The author stated, “The best part for me was that the intent was good in any case, but he even stepped out and deflected quite a few balls. Because ROHIT SHARMA destroyed the spinners in India in a way that was reminiscent of how Cheteshwar Pujara defeated Australia in Australia, he made me think of Cheteshwar Pujara.
Because he was more aggressive on the first day and more cautious on the second, according to Bangar, Rohit batted differently on the first and second days.
He batted differently each of the two days. When he arrived on the first day, the strategy was different. He was aware that he had to seize the opportunity because you have to be proactive when your team is losing. THEN, AS THEY BOWLED BETTER, HE TOOK A LIGHTLY DEFENSIVE POSITION. It doesn’t necessarily mean that he didn’t get a strikeout at the loose balls, Bangar said.
According to former India National Cricket Team batting coach Bangar, Rohit, who is generally an aggressive batter, came down the track several times during his innings in the Nagpur Test but guarded the deliveries rather than attempting for huge hits.