The former Australian captain, Ian Chappell backed up Rohit Sharma’s promotion in the batting order during the Test series against South Africa. The right-handed batsman was prolific during the 1st Test match at Vizag where he scored two back to back centuries.
Ian talked about the change of role in Rohit’s batting as he was allowed to bat before Virat Kohli, “As a One-Day opener Rohit has established himself as the next most dangerous batsman to his team-mate Kohli.
Chappell has always been a huge admirer of Rohit Sharma
The move to opening means that he bats ahead of Kohli in Test matches, and this is crucial to revitalizing his career in the longer format," Ian Chappell said.
"There appeared to be two things holding Rohit back at Test level: he seemed unsure about what type of player he should be, and at times he seemed overawed by Kohli's glowing presence.", he further added. Rohit has certainly announced his presence in the Test match arena and he has strengthened his case at the top of the order for India in the upcoming ICC Test Championship.