Rohit Sharma will be successful in challenging conditions in England: Deep Dasgupta

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta believes Rohit Sharma is in a great mind space after the four-match Test series vs England and backed the experienced India opener to find success in challenging English conditions.

Rohit Sharma returned as the second-highest run-scorer and amassed the most runs by an Indian (345) in 4 Tests against England with a series-defining 161, crucial fifty, and a sedate 49.

Speaking to Sports Today on Sunday, Dasgupta acknowledged that Rohit’s number are not that great outside India but also pointed out that India opener has got all the experience in the world and talent to be successful when India tour England later this year for World Test Championship final and Test series vs Joe Root’s men.

“Why not? I do understand his numbers are not that great outside India. But he has that in him. Obviously, it’s going to be more challenging because conditions in England are more alien to Indian batsmen, obviously, there will be challenges there,” Deep Dasgupta told Sports Today.

“But Rohit, with all the experience and talent, he should I will back him to be successful. I know we go by numbers all the time, but I believe he is in a very good mind space right now, he has got all the experience in the world and also the talent,” Dasgupta added.

“It just needs to click. For example, in Australia he looked good, he was getting out for those 30s and 40s but he looked classy, he didn’t look troubled at all. It’s just that one bad shot or one lapse in concentration. Hopefully, he will not make those mistakes. These conditions (India) were not easy, the runs he scored against England are worth their weight in gold,” Dasgupta further said.

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