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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.
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