Pravin Amre compares Rohit Sharma with Virender Sehwag

Rohit Sharma, who missed making his Test debut narrowly three years ago in Nagpur when he picked up a freak ankle injury half an hour before the start of the game, made a sparkling unbeaten 127 to rescue India from a precarious 83 for 5 to take to 354 for 6 on day 2 in reply to Windies first innings total of 234 all out.

updated: November 07, 2013 21:29 IST
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Mumbai: Ex-India batsman and former Mumbai Ranji Trophy coach Pravin Amre sees shades of swashbuckling cricketer Virender Sehwag in Rohit Sharma, who on Thursday slammed a maiden unbeaten Test ton on debut against the West Indies in the opening match of the two-game series in Kolkata.

"Personally I believe he has got talent like Virender Sehwag. Sehwag also came up with the reputation of a shorter format player. If you see his record, it is phenomenal when it comes to the Test. Rohit is also (of) the same character.

"Because he has got that many strokes. If they spend 2-3 sessions, then they have to get a 100 in any format," Amre told PTI.

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