Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg reckoned that the talented Indian opener Rohit Sharma might struggle in the Test series against England. Hogg pointed out how drastically Rohit’s average drops when he bats away from home in Test format.
The Indian opener Rohit Sharma has looked like a completely different batsman ever since he started opening in the Test format. He also got good starts in both the innings of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Not just this, he also looked quite comfortable in the Two Tests he played down Under. However, the cricketer has had problems while facing swing bowling in the past and Hogg pointed out the same.
Well, in an interview, Brad Hogg recently revealed why he feels Rohit Sharma might just have a mediocre Test series in England. Talking about the same, Hogg said:
“He Rohit Sharma is in India, he averages 79 (in Tests). But when he goes away, he only averages 27. Then we go to England, it even gets worse – it’s just 24. I think he is going to have a few issues against the likes of Broad and Anderson, especially opening the batting against the Duke ball. I will be very surprised if he has a big impact in this series.”
Brad Hogg also feels that the upcoming series could determine whether or not Rohit Sharma will become a true Indian great in the game’s longest format. He said:
“We all know how good he (Rohit) is and this has been one of the kryptonite in his game at Test level, performing away from India. England probably for an Indian batsman, has the hardest conditions to adjust to. He has had plenty of time over there so if he is going to do it, it has got to be this time. I think this will define him as a Test cricketer,”