Brendon McCallum feels that Rohit Sharma can break the record of Brian Lara's 400 in Test cricket
The former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has made an interesting statement on the current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. The former Kiwi cricketer believes that Rohit Sharma has the capability to break the West Indies great Brian Lara's 400-run record in the longest format of the game.
Besides, India and South Africa clashed with each other in the first T20I on 9th June, Thursday. After winning the toss, Temba Bavuma asked the hosts to bat. Batting first, India posted a massive total of 211 runs on the board.
Ishan Kishan has been the top scorer for India, scoring 76 runs from 28 balls with the help of 11 fours and 3 sixes to his name. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant also played well in the middle and scored 36 and 29 runs respectively.
In the end, Hardik Pandya took the charge and played a fabulous 31 off 12 balls and remained unbeaten on the crease. Chasing the target, South Africa got a good start in the first ten overs of the game.
After that, Rassie van der Dessen and David Miller steal the show from the opposition and won the match for their side. Both the batters added 131 runs for the 4th wicket partnership, as they remained unbeaten on 75 and 64 runs respectively.
I am pretty open to bat anywhere: David Miller
After chasing down the huge total against a quality side, David Miller has been named Player of the Match for his fabulous 64 runs. "Obviously a lot of hard work has gone in over the last few years understanding my game a lot better. You need two players playing a part while chasing.
Rassie played phenomenally well at the back end with some big overs. Chuffed with the result. Just try and hang in there was the chat (With Rassie)," David Miller was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation by Cricbuzz.
"He was trying to go but he wasn't getting it. Just about limiting dot balls and waiting for that loose ball. Belief (one thing that has transformed his career).
Understanding winning more games and more consistency gives you more belief. I am pretty open to bat anywhere. Just want to make a difference," he added.