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‘Rohit will find it tough to open in CT’

DNMUM388998 | 5/19/2017 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :705

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin expresses surprise at Mumbaikar not opening in ongoing Indian Premier League; says fellow-opener Shikhar Dhawan should be consistent

Mumbai: In about a fortnight from now, Rohit Sharma faces a significant transformation.
The Mumbaikar will have to go from batting in the middle-order in the IPL to opening in the Champions Trophy (CT); from boosting the run rate walking in at No. 3 or 4 for Mumbai Indians to laying a solid, stable platform for Team India; from trying to counter-attack spinners in the middle overs on flat Indian pitches to negating the moving new ball in English conditions.
That’s quite an adjustment to make in a fortnight, isn’t it?
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin certainly thinks so, and feels Sharma should not have dropped himself down the order for MI in this IPL season looking at the larger picture.
“When you are an ope
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