The India vs Australia series has been a highly anticipated one, with both teams looking to prove their mettle in the longest format of the game. However, one of the biggest talking points of the series has been the performance of India’s star batsman, Rohit Sharma. The right-hander has been in good form in the limited-overs format, but has struggled against the spin bowling of the Australian attack.
This has led to former Australian captain Ian Chappell to question Rohit’s ability against spin. Chappell has been vocal in his criticism of the Indian batsman, saying that he is not convinced that Rohit has the skill to play spin bowling.
“I’m not convinced he is a good player of spin,” Chappell said. “He has a tendency to get out to spinners, and he doesn’t seem to have the technique to play spin bowling. He has a tendency to get out to the wrong ball, and he doesn’t seem to have the patience to wait for the right ball to come.”
Chappell’s comments have sparked a debate among cricket fans, with some agreeing with the former Australian captain and others defending Rohit’s ability against spin. While it is true that Rohit has struggled against spin in the past, it is also true that he has shown signs of improvement in recent times.
In the recent series against England, Rohit scored a century in the first Test and followed it up with a half-century in the second Test. He also scored a half-century in the first ODI against Australia, showing that he is capable of playing spin bowling.
It is also important to note that Rohit is still relatively new to the Test format, having only made his debut in 2013. He is still learning the nuances of the game and is likely to improve with more experience.
At the end of the day, it is up to Rohit to prove his critics wrong and show that he can be a successful Test batsman. He has the talent and the potential to be one of the best batsmen in the world, and it is up to him to make the most of it.
Only time will tell if Rohit can live up to the expectations of his critics and become a successful Test batsman. Until then, the debate over his ability against spin will continue to rage on.