“Long-distance running has helped me. When I was training, I also made sure that I batted for five to six hours every time. Preparing for long hours has helped me improve my game.”
OPENERS WITH CENTURIES IN ALL 3 FORMATS AKHTAR SAYS ROHIT CAN BETTER STEVE SMITH’S ASHES SHOW
Former Pakistan speedster Shoiab Akhtar couldn’t stop himself from lauding Rohit Sharma’s effort with the bat in the first Test against South Africa. “I had asked Rohit to add a G for ‘Great’ before his name and play in the manner going in with the mindset that he is the best batsman in India,” Akhtar said, adding that Rohit could amass 1000 runs in the rubber and could surpass Smith’s run tally of 774 runs in the Ashes series.