India’s flamboyant cricketer Rohit Sharma is arguably the best limited-overs opener in the world. However, he couldn’t make a real case for himself in the purest form of the game. But like other players, Rohit went through a transition and the rest is history.
From no place in the Indian Test team to highest-ranked Indian Test batsman, Rohit Sharma has indeed come a long way in his journey. Ever since he was allowed to open in Test cricket, he grabbed the opportunity tightly in both hands.
Rohit Sharma is currently placed fifth in the ICC rankings for batsmen. In fact, he is also the second top-scorer for India in the ongoing Test series against England. He scored a memorable 83 at The Mecca of Cricket and a valuable 59 in the third Test in Leeds.
The 34-year-old cricketer is currently plying his trade in the ongoing fourth Test match against England at The Oval. He failed to fire for the team in the first innings as he managed to add 11 runs to his name before Chris Woakes got the better of him.
Rory Burns drops an easy catch at slip
Team India posted 191 in the first innings while England responded with 290. Trailing by 99 runs, Indian opening pair Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were tasked to set a perfect platform in the second innings. On the same note, the duo approached the game with confidence.
However, during the third over of India’s innings, James Anderson bowled a gem of a wicket-taking delivery to Rohit Sharma. The right-handed batsman decided to defend the ball in the first place but ended up getting a thick inside edge.
The ball carried through to the slip in the follow-through. Meanwhile, Rory Burns had all the time to take the catch in his safe pair of hands but he messed it up completely. Positioning next to Craig Overton, Burns thought Overton would take the catch.
In fact, Burns wasn’t even looking at the ball and he looked at his teammate. But the ball came towards him and then hit his boots before speeding to the boundary ropes. Rohit breathed new life. India finished Day 2 with 43/0 and are trailing by 56 runs.