In an exclusive interview with Republic TV, former cricketer and ace fast bowler Zaheer Khan spoke about Rohit Sharma's sensational performance in the World Cup 2019 matches. India’s very own "Hitman" Rohit Sharma ended up leading the tournament’s batting chart with 648 runs in 9 matches. At a staggering average of 81, the Indian opener smashed five centuries, which is also a record for any single edition. Out of his five World Cup tons, four resulted in Indian wins, taking his strike rate all the way up to 98.33.
Heaping praises on Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan spoke about the consistency in Rohit's batting and the phenomenal spell he had in the 2019 World Cup. When asked about the potential captaincy chances for Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan said that there is a time for everything, furthermore, there are authorities to make such decisions.
"He has been very consistent for the Indian team and the World Cup 2019 where he scored five centuries was the Epitome of success." "He has been a special talent and has been putting those nmbers up," he added.
"There is a time for everything and there are people out there to take out those decisions.And we should leave the best decision to them," said Zaheer Khan.
With 610 international wickets, Zaheer finisheD as one of India's most successful bowlers, being the fourth-highest wicket-taker for India across formats. He has the second-highest wickets tally - 311 - for an India seamer in Tests, behind Kapil Dev's 434. Though Zaheer played only a few international matches in the last years of his career after being dogged by injuries in May 2014, he managed to play seven games in IPL 2015. Zaheer finished his Test career with an average of 32.94 and an ODI career with 282 wickets at 29.43. After his international debut in 2000, his most prominent performance in Tests came on the England tour of 2007 when he finished with 18 wickets at an average of 20.33. In ODIs, he played a vital role as the leader of the pace attack during India's victorious 2011 World Cup campaign with 21 wickets to finish as the join-highest wicket-taker.