SE­HWAG HAILS RO­HIT FOR ‘DREAM BE­GIN­NING TO OPEN­ING IN TESTS’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Viren­der Se­hwag hailed Ro­hit Sharma for the start he made as an open­ing bats­man in Test cricket. Ro­hit smashed 174 and 127 in In­dia’s first Test against South Africa in Visakhapat­nam. The hosts ended up win­ning the match by a big mar­gin of 203 runs. In­dia’s de­ci­sion to pro­mote Ro­hit, who has had con­trast­ing ca­reers in Test and lim­ited overs cricket, to the top of the or­der has of­ten be­ing com­pared to for­mer cap­tain Sourav Gan­guly’s de­ci­sion to al­low Se­hwag to open the in­nings. “Fan­tas­tic test match for @ImRo45, a dream be­gin­ning to open­ing the bat­ting in Test cricket. Wish him the very best. That was a con­vinc­ing win for In­dia with some great con­tri­bu­tions from Mayank, Shami,

Ash­win , Pu­jara . #Ind­vSA (sic.)” said Se­hwag in a tweet.

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