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He reminded me of Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days: Yuvraj Singh recalls Rohit Sharma’s first impression

Asked about his first impression of Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh said the swashbuckling batsman seemed like somebody who had a lot of time to play his strokes.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 5, 2020 3:15:35 pm
Yuvraj Singh compared Rohit Sharma to Inzamam-ul-Haq for his ability to play the ball late (File Photo)

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days.

The flamboyant India vice-captain made his ODI debut in June 2007 while his maiden T20 game came during the World Cup later that year against England, where unfortunately Rohit didn’t get a chance to bat.

Asked about his first impression of Rohit, Yuvraj said the swashbuckling batsman seemed like somebody who had a lot of time to play his strokes.

“I think when he came into the Indian team, he looked like somebody who had a lot of time,” Yuvraj Singh said during a YouTube chat show.

“He reminded me of Inzamam-ul-Haq, because, when he batted, Inzi had a lot of time (to play the bowlers),”

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Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests and over 300 One-day Internationals, is known to remain calm under pressure situations. He captained Pakistan from 2003-07.

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