Rohit Sharma practising seam bowling ahead of South Africa series

New Delhi: Rohit Sharma is "practising seam bowling" to add to his aggressive brand of batsmanship, which he feels can be a vital asset in the days to come, at a time when India is struggling to churn out quality all-rounders.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma 

"I have started practising seam bowling at the nets. It's not an old thing as I started bowling seam-up stuff recently at the nets during our Test series in Sri Lanka. I am just bowling seamers and I need to speak to our bowling coach Bharath Arun to see how I can further improve," Rohit told PTI ahead of South Africa series.

"My idea is to add value to the side. If I can bowl 10-12 overs per day and could be that third or fourth seamer of the side according to conditions, my captain could be relieved.

It is just that you need to constantly grow and add things in your armoury," the stylish Mumbai batsman said. While critics have panned him for not converting promising starts in the Sri Lanka Test series, the 28-year-old believes that his performance was satisfying considering that his twin half-centuries came in a winning cause.

"I am satisfied with my performance in the Test matches. I know there was a chance to score a big hundred but my 50 in the third Test was satisfying. But I am not sitting on my laurels and would like to improve on it," said Rohit.

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