Rohit Sharma does justice to Sunil Gavaskar's credo
Sunil Gavaskar's advice to batsmen wanting to break into the Indian team was simple: Score so many runs that you break open the door.
It’s not known whether Mumbai’s very own Rohit Sharma too had conversations on similar lines with the Indian legend, but he seemed to have followed Gavaskar’s belief to the hilt over the past few months until it became extremely difficult for Sandeep Patil & Co to keep him waiting in the wings when it came to Test cricket.
Rohit hammered a whopping 491 runs at an average of 122.75 in six innings against Australia in the recently concluded ODI series, so when the think-tank had to decide between Rohit and Mumbai teammate Ajinkya Rahane yesterday morning, they went for Rohit.
He has been in outstanding form and it remains to be seen whether he can emulate the other Indian debutant Mohammed Shami who returned with an impressive 4-71.
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