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.
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.