Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram admitted that Indian captain Rohit Sharma is better than Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Babar Azam and compared him to Inzamam-ul-Haq.
“Rohit and Gill put on 91 runs in 10 overs. The game was over then only,” Akram said on A Sports.
“I don’t think there is anyone like Rohit Sharma in the World cricket. We talk about emperor Kohli (Virat), Joe Root, Williamson (Kane), Babar Azam but this guy is different.
“He makes batting look so easy. No matter what the situation is, the bowling attack is, he plays his shots with ease. He changes the tempo of the game. Bowlers and oppositions are on the back foot from ball one.”
Rohit scored 54-ball 61 against the Netherland as India won the match convincingly by 160 runs.
“Like Inzamam, Rohit too has a lot of time against the pacers. His hand eye coordination is so natural,” said Akram.
Shoaib Malik echoed Wasim Akram’s views and said Rohit treats all the bowlers in a same way.
“Rohit is that kind of a batter, who will go at all the five bowlers of the opposition team. Rest what Wasim bhai has spoken about the other batters, they will not go against the all five, they sometime wait for the part-timers as well, but not Rohit,” said Malik.