New Delhi: At a time when most of the Indian batsmen are trying hard to get the team into respectable positions, it's high time a senior batsman like Rohit Sharma too contributes with the bat.
His sledging against Mitchell Johnson backfired for the MS Dhoni-led side in the second Test of the ongoing four-match series, where the speedster deflated the visitors with a brutal 88-run knock. Rohit had exchanged a few words with Johnson when he came to the crease and it proved to be the turning point of the match.
To make matters worse, Rohit was dismissed for a third-ball duck on the fourth day of the second Test by none other than Johnson himself. In another incident, Rohit was seen showing aggression against Steven Smith in the first Test.
The selectors have persisted with the Mumbaikar for a very long time but his patchy form in the middle order has now begun to hurt Team India.
Rohit has accumulated just 81 runs from four innings and his form hasn't been impressive for India overseas of late. If he doesn't play formidable knocks on a regular basis, his historic 264-run knock against Sri Lanka in ODIs would soon be forgotten by the ardent fans who continue to back him despite his constant failures.