Sunil Gavaskar Leaves Aside Mohammed Shami As He Picks India’s Player Of The Tournament In World Cup 2023
Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar picked Indian batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as his two players of the tournament for the ICC World Cup 2023. Sunil Gavaskar lauded Virat Kohli for his exceptional batting performance, emphasizing consistent knocks in the event.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been the key pillars of India’s batting lineup in the ongoing World Cup. Both players have exhibited outstanding form in the tournament, with Kohli, who scored 711, leading the batting charts with 711 runs and Rohit fifth with 550 runs.
I’d Like To Pick Two, Both Are Indians – Sunil Gavaskar
In a conversation with India Today, Sunil Gavaskar highlighted Virat Kohli’s achievement of reaching a record of 50 centuries. Gavaskar noted that Kohli has scored at least a half-century in every game.
“I’d like to pick two, and both are Indians. Kohli, only for the way he has batted right throughout the tournament, getting to a record of 50 centuries. Nobody has done that before. So that is absolutely fantastic to see. And his consistency, he’s got a half-century and more in every game,” Gavaskar told India Today.
Not Looking To Push The Ball Around – Sunil Gavaskar
The former Indian opener commended Rohit Sharma for his selfless and aggressive batting approach, stating that he laid the foundation for the middle-order batters. Gavaskar noted Rohit’s calmness and leadership skills, which contributed to the team’s success.
“Rohit Sharma, the way he’s paved the way for the batters coming down the order, batting so selflessly, getting to the 40s. Not looking to push the ball around and take the singles, but trying to get after the ball as quickly as possible, getting the Indian team off to an offline start, which puts the pressure back on the opposition bowlers. Even in the toughest of situations, he’s shown a calmness that has actually percolated to the rest of the team. He’s got this great ability to motivate his team. And there’s a calmness about the team; there’s a sense of oneness about the team, which is so nice to see,” Gavaskar further added.