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“Ponting is spot on. Rohit averages 48,” Twitter reacts after Ricky Ponting backs Rohit Sharma to come good in a big game of the T20 World Cup

Rohit Sharma has been able to score a fifty in only one out of the 4 games he has played in the T20 World Cup 2022 so far

The former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has warned the rest of the teams in the ongoing T20 World Cup that they shouldn’t take the Indian captain Rohit Sharma lightly even if he is struggling with his form at this point in time.

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Ricky Ponting, who spent a couple of years at Mumbai Indians and worked with Rohit Sharma both in the capacity of a captain and a coach, was talking to an Indian journalist Vimal yesterday and when he was asked about Rohit’s indifferent form, Ponting said that the Indian skipper can come good in a big game for India because he is a champion player.

Rohit Sharma has played 4 games in the ongoing T20 World Cup so far and while he scored a fifty against the Netherlands, he has looked scratchy overall. Rohit, after the last T20 World Cup, has changed his batting approach and he now takes a lot more risks in the shortest format of the game than he used to take before.

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Rohit Sharma is trying to bat with his newly adopted attacking template in the T20 World Cup

The 35-year old has not gone away from his new attacking template in the ongoing World Cup either, but his execution of shots hasn’t been perfect and he has been getting out while trying to go for the big shots, rather than clearing the field.

Because of the fact that Rohit is a good player of pace and bounce, it was expected that he would enjoy the conditions in Australia and would score a lot of runs in the World Cup for India, but it has not happened so far. Ricky Ponting is, however, backing the classy opener to still make a difference in the World Cup at some stage.

A few people on Twitter seemed to agree with Ponting’s opinion on Rohit, but there were some contrasting views as well. Here are the Twitter reactions after Ponting called Rohit a champion player –

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Abhishek

I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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