New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson on Wednesday picked India opener Rohit Sharma as the most challenging batsmen he has bowled to and also added other prominent names like David Warner, Virat Kohli, and Steve Smith to the list.
Rohit Sharma burst on the scene in 2007, but it was only in 2013 that he was promoted to the opening slot in limited-overs. It proved to be a masterstroke as runs flowed almost at will from his bat.
Rohit Sharma went onto slam as many as 3 double tons including the highest individual ODI score. A record that stands to this day. In 2019 he got the top slot in Tests and scored hundreds almost at will.
“Good question, there’s quite a few. Rohit, I’ve found him very challenging. With him, if you don’t get him out quickly, he tends to go big. He picks up the length very quickly and where my strengths lie, batters play the wrong shot. He’s a world-class batter,” Lockie Ferguson was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
Lockie Ferguson, who has part of New Zealand’s World Cup 2019 squad, said that batsmen like Smith, Warner and Kohli are greatly satisfying to get out and termed them ‘world-class’.
“Steve Smith, David Warner, Virat Kohli – these guys are world-class for a reason. They’re always tough to bowl too but it feels good when you knock off the top order and have a chance to get to bowl to the middle order or the lower order,” Ferguson added.
“Rohit, I’m a huge fan of him, I think he’s an exceptional batter,” Ferguson also went on to say that he is a huge fan of Rohit Sharma.