Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Whereas the followers proceed with their prayers to the rain gods in Australia, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is gearing up for his titanic battle towards Pakistan’s fast-bowling sensation Shaheen Afridi. The duo is about to return nose to nose when India renews their intense rivalry towards Pakistan in entrance of a packed MCG on the twenty third of October. The Indian skipper was seen adopting a definite method towards throw-downs by a left-armer in the course of the non-obligatory observe session in Melbourne.

India’s titular conflict towards arch-rivals Pakistan has been surrounded by doubt amidst heavy rainfall forecasted for the day. However the Indian skipper is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to rectify his weak point towards left-arm seamers, particularly at the beginning of his innings. The flamboyant opener fell to Shaheen Afridi’s vicious supply in final 12 months’s epic conflict.

Rohit Sharma, who’s famend for his flat-batted strokes, kept away from any horizontal photographs and tried to play within the ‘V’ as a lot as attainable whereas dealing with throwdowns from a left-armer throughout India’s non-obligatory observe session on the MCG. Sharma was dismissed for a golden duck by Afridi of their final assembly within the match in 2021.

I had noticed that Rohit Sharma struggles towards the inswing, at that yorker size: Shaheen Afridi

In the meantime, Afridi, who missed Pakistan’s Asia Cup marketing campaign because of a knee damage, checked out his menacing finest throughout his aspect’s warm-up sport towards Afghanistan. The Pakistani star had commented on devising the Indian skipper’s dismissal on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium final 12 months.

“I had noticed that Rohit Sharma struggles towards the inswing, at that yorker size. In 2021, most of my dismissals have been with that size. So I believed to myself, if that is my power why not use it towards him within the first ball that bowl to him,” Afridi advised ESPNCricinfo earlier this week.

Whereas Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Rishabh Pant gave the coaching session a miss, veteran batter Dinesh Karthik and Deepak Hooda accompanied Rohit on the MCG, getting ready for his or her opening fixture of the T20 World Cup.