'Rohit Sharma is a classical player. I like him very much…If you say that Rohit Sharma is good, then you should learn from him. Watch him, see how plays, observe his technique,' Zaheer Abbas said
Bengaluru: After Shoaib Akhtar asked Pakistani cricketers to learn from Virat Kohli and Team India, another former batsman has shared the same views.
Pakistani great Zaheer Abbas wants his country’s cricketers to learn from Indian batsmen. He also praised India limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who recently won the prestigious Khel Ratna award. He described Rohit as a “classical player”.
“You look at how their (India’s) batsmen perform nowadays. Whenever the team is in trouble, somebody comes and scores. This is what I want Pakistan to learn,” Abbas said on ‘Cricket Baaz’ show on YouTube.
“They (India) have learned this from us. What we taught everyone has been picked up very well but now it’s time we have to learn something from them. Gavaskar used to say that ‘you should always learn from the opposition too’,” he added.
Abbas, who was known as “Asian Bradman” during his playing days, said he learnt batting by watching his teammates and also opposition batsmen.
“Rohit Sharma is a classical player. I like him very much…If you say that Rohit Sharma is good, then you should learn from him. Watch him, see how plays, observe his technique. I used to watch and learn from Hanif Mohammad, Rohan Kanhai. I didn’t go and train with them, I just learned after observing their batting,” Abbas, who was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, said.
Last Updated 9, Sep 2020, 12:30 PM