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'South Africa Tests Big Chance For Rohit Sharma To Make Up For World Cup Loss: Sunil Gavaskar

image-lq0eporfGavaskar backs Rohit to come good against South Africa [X.Com]

Legendary top-order Indian batter, Sunil Gavaskar offers support to Rohit Sharma ahead of the much-anticipated Test series between India and South Africa starting later this month. The 74-year-old reckons that Rohit has a golden opportunity to turn things around in the upcoming Test series following a painful World Cup final defeat.

Under the remarkable leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Blues endured a ruthless 10-match winning streak in the recently concluded World Cup before entering the finals. However, Rohit Sharma & co. ran out of luck as they took on the Aussies in the final surrendering cheaply in front of a record crowd in Ahmedabad.

Big opportunity for Rohit in South Africa Tests: Gavaskar

Speaking with Star Sports, Gavaskar strongly opines that both Rohit and Virat will have a huge role to play in getting India close to their maiden away Test series win.

"Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were really at the peak of their powers in the last 6-8 months. Like Jacques Kallis said Rohit Sharma is going to be key for India in the Test series. Rohit Sharma will have a big role to play to set up the No. 3,4,5. Whatever happens, this is Rohit Sharma's opportunity to make up for the World Cup final loss."

Rohit and Kohli emerged as the leading run-scorers in the 2023 World Cup, collectively accumulating an impressive total of 1200 runs. Kohli, in particular, surpassed the previous record for the highest number of runs in a single World Cup edition, achieving a remarkable feat of 765 runs in 11 matches, including 3 centuries.

Whereas, Rohit was second to Kohli and finished his World Cup campaign with a tally of 597 runs with 1 century and 3 half-centuries to his name. Moreover, he was relentless with his six-hitting as he finished with a tally of 31 sixes, the most hit by any batsman in the World Cup.