Rohit Sharma Is Not Looking Good- Sanjay Manjrekar. Sanjay Manjrekar is not particularly bothered by Rohit Sharma’s recent failure to convert his knocks into scores of three figures.

On Sunday, January 15, at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, the third One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka took played. 42 runs were scored by Rohit from 49 deliveries.

The Men in Blue set a challenging target of 391 runs for the visitors and ultimately trounced them by a score of 317 runs thanks to hundreds from Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill.

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Rohit Sharma Is Not Looking Good- Sanjay Manjrekar

In a post-game discussion on Star Sports, Manjrekar was asked if it is truly more about the effect than big runs given that Rohit Sharma’s century slump has lasted 50 innings. He answered:

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“There aren’t any signs where you watch him and feel he is not looking good. Runs aren’t coming but he is looking good. Yes, eventually you want to see him get the big score because any team that has batters who convert their starts into hundreds and 150 is able to finally get a big score at the end of 50 overs.”

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The former Indian batter argues that Rohit’s lack of huge runs does not provide much insight, explaining:

“So that definitely helps the team. But I am not going to fret too much about the fact that he is not getting hundreds. In the series that he has played here, the short-arm pull was coming around superbly, the straight lofted shot. He was beaten on a couple of occasions outside the off stump, which is not something that happens too much.”

In the opening One-Day International against Sri Lanka, Rohit inside-edged a Dilshan Madushanka ball onto his stumps, falling 17 runs shy of a century. In January 2020 against Australia, the Indian skipper made 119 runs, his most recent ODI century.

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When asked why Rohit Sharma hadn’t reached 100 runs in the series but was still the third-highest scorer, Gautam Gambhir replied:

“He still would be disappointed with this series because of the way he was batting. Yes, you want to have that impact but mostly in the T20 format. This is a format where if you are batting well, you can convert those forties and eighties into 150 or 200 and against this kind of attack. So I am sure he will be disappointed, he will be kicking himself.”

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Rohit will be looking to end his century slump in the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand. The absence of Tim Southee and Trent Boult from the Kiwi seam-bowling attack may help the Indian opening.

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