Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has supported Rohit Sharma as he is set to open for India in Test matches for the first time in Vizag test, starting from October 2.
Gambhir feels that Sharma can make a mark in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, scheduled to start from Wednesday in Visakhapatnam.
Gambhir, who is not worried about Sharma’s failure in the warm-up games, wrote in a column of Times of India: “It is a fantastic opportunity for Rohit Sharma to announce himself as a Test opening batsman. I am not looking too deep into his two-ball duck in the practice game. Besides, it will be disastrous to shuffle around Rohit if he doesn’t succeed in this series. We should remember that he is a makeshift opening batsman. His success as an opening batsman in white-ball cricket can’t guarantee equally good returns in Test matches.”
“Trust me, Rohit will have nerves but the Indian team’s dressing room will have to ensure that these nerves don’t get converted into self-doubt. I can tell you from experience that it is a terrible space to be in,” Gambhir added.
IMAGE CREDIT: INDIA TV