Swashbuckling opening batsman Rohit Sharma has caught the attention of everyone with his stunning batting heroics in the ongoing Test against South Africa. He terrific knock of 176 in his maiden outing as a Test opener has won him accolades from around the cricket fraternity including former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, who made a rather bold prediction regarding the right-handed batsman.
Akhtar opined that Rohit had such an enormous amount of talent that he could easily surpass Steve Smith’s gargantuan sum of runs achieved during the Ashes series. Akhtar has tipped Rohit to amass 1,000 runs the next time India faces England in a five-match series, overtaking Smith’s tally of 774 runs by some distance.
This statement surely adds to the rhetoric surrounding Rohit’s newfound class in Test cricket. Although he fares poorly in foreign conditions, his record at home is truly unparalleled.