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IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma Finally Gets 'Consistent' Run After Seven Years

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By IANS News
March 05, 2021 • 10:33 AM View: 402

Even that 2017 ton didn't help Sharma cement his place in the Test side until the 2019 home Tests against South Africa saw him racking up big scores in a new role. He made 176 and 127 in Visakhapatnam and 212 in Ranchi against South Africa in three Tests.

Immediately after that, Sharma played a couple of Tests against Bangladesh and was almost looking like he would get to play six Test matches in a row when injury ruled him out of the New Zealand tour.

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Sharma also couldn't play the first two Tests in Australia in December but returned for the last two Tests and have now played in all four matches against England at home. The series has re-established him as India's top batsman as he has handled tricky surfaces very well in the second and third Tests and help India win.

As of now, Sharma is India's leading run-scorer in the ongoing series with 304 runs and he could overtake Joe Root (338) on Friday as the leading scorer in the series for both teams.

"Rohit got runs because his shot selection was good. He played sweep shots, he played cover drive, he lifted the ball, played square cuts," former India batsman and chief selector Anshuman Gaekwad told IANS.



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