India have always produced world class batters over the years. One among them is the current vice captain of the white ball cricket, Rohit Sharma. One of the most influential openers going around in the world of cricket at the moment has reached celestial heights in his ODI career.
The master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma are probably the best 3 openers for India in the white ball cricket. In a latest chat show to star sports, the former cricketers Kris Srikkanth and Irfan Pathan ranked the openers.
The Mumbai Indians skipper is the only player in the history of ODI cricket to have 3 double hundreds. Whenever he crosses the hundred run mark, the fans expect him to score a double century and such is the reputation of the colossal opener. Talking about Rohit Sharma, the 1983 world cup winner Srikkanth said
What is the greatest quality in Rohit is that he goes for those big hundreds and double hundreds. That is something amazing. In a one-day match, going for 150, 180, 200, imagine where you are going to take your team to. That is the greatness if Rohit Sharma. He is definitely in the top three or five all-time openers as far as one-day cricket is concerned
The impact that Virender Sehwag had on the Indian cricket was something that will stay for ages. He changed the perception of the opening batting and the then captain Sourav Ganguly sacrificed his own position for Sehwag to open the batting, which shows the amount of damage Virender Sehwag can do opening the innings.
Here’s what Irfan Pathan had to say about 3 great cricketers of India.
Definitely top three for sure. Everybody has seen Sachin paaji, the biggest legend in world cricket not only Indian cricket. He will always be No. 1. No.2, I thing Sehwag has had a big impact as an opener in one-day cricket. And No.3 is definitley Rohit, and he hasn’t finished yet,
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