OC Exclusive: I've always loved watching him bat - Jitesh Sharma showers praise on Rohit Sharma
Rohit alongside Jitesh [Source: Twitter]
In an exclusive interview with OneCricket, Jitesh talks about batting in nets with Rohit Sharma and how the Hitman makes everything look so easy.
"I’ve always loved watching Rohit Sharma bat in the nets, he makes cricket look so easy. Once I was batting in the nets, Rohit told me to relax my wrists and to play the shots with love. Since that moment, Rohit has had a great impact on my game," Jitesh said.
Jitesh has replaced Sanju Samson in the Indian squad for the remaining two T20I matches against Sri Lanka. Samson was injured while fielding in the first T20I, and he has stayed back in Mumbai to seek medical advice.
Jitesh did extremely well for his state team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scoring 224 runs, at a strike-rate of 175.
The second T20I between India and Sri Lanka takes place on Thursday, while the final game of the series takes place on Saturday.
It'll be interesting to see if the explosive keeper-batter gets his opportunity in the remaining two games.