Rohit Sharm VVS Laxman requests India’s two senior batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane to venture up in the second match after both the right-handers get out for modest scores in the initial Test of the arrangement against Englandin Chennai.
Rohit Sharma scored 6 and 12 and Rahane scored 1 and 0 in the primary Test as India capitulated to a 227-run weighty misfortune – India’s just second home Test rout since 2013.
VVS Laxman thinks that Ajinkya Rahane didn’t appear to be set up to confront James Anderson, who castled the Indian bad habit chief with an unbelievable opposite swinging conveyance sending Rahane’s off-stump cartwheeling. Laxman noticed Rahane was not at his best footwork as his bat hit the cushion making a hole through which the ball effervesced.
James Anderson, Ajinkya RahaneJames Anderson tidies up Ajinkya Rahane. (Photograph: BCCI)
“I need to see responsibility from Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in the following match, that they should win or save the match,” VVS Laxman said while addressing Star Sports.
“The manner in which Ajinkya Rahane got out in the subsequent innings, I didn’t feel he was prepared for the battle. It was realized that Anderson will switch the ball; you can get out to a decent ball, yet on the off chance that your footwork isn’t right, and you don’t come into the correct position, that too toward the beginning of the innings, it causes you to feel tragic. So the manner in which Ajinkya Rahane got out, he will be baffled,” he added.
Rohit Sharm will be frustrated with his first-innings excusal: VVS Laxman
The 43-year-old thinks that opener Rohit Sharma will be discontent with the manner in which he got out in the main innings to Jofra Archer – outside-edging the ball seaming away with an agreeable jab outside the off-stump to the wicket-manager Jos Buttler. He says that Rohit should be more mindful and leave the balls – as he did against South Africa in the home arrangement – while confronting the new ball.