Kohli lauds Rohit, calls him a special player


India’s star batter Virat Kohli has lauded Rohit Sharma ahead of the World Test Championship final, saying the Indian team skipper has “got more time than anyone else” to strike a ball, and the way he has performed in Tests over the last three-four years is a testimony to his temperament.
Virat said in the video posted by the ICC that Rohit Sharma is a special player. “I have always said that Rohit has more time than anyone else, and that is the special ability that he had from day one.
When I saw him play for the first time, I understood what the hype was all about and why he was rated so highly. What he has done for India in white ball cricket over a long period of time we all knew…the way he has performed in test cricket over the last three-four years is a testimony to his temperament for playing test cricket,” Virat added.
Virat hoped that Rohit Sharma would continue his form and noted that opening innings is not an easy job.
“Opening is not an easy job, and he has done a wonderful job, opening the innings for us. He has performed well in all formats, enjoy watching him, especially from the other end, and hopefully he can repeat his performance of what he did in the Oval last time,” Virat said.
Rohit played four Tests this year and scored 242 runs with an average of 40.33. He hit a century this year.
Overall, Rohit has featured in 49 matches, in which he has smashed 3,379 runs at an average of 45.66. He has scored nine centuries and
14 fifties.