He's an exceptional batsman: Lockie Ferguson hails 'world-class' Rohit Sharma

UPDATED: July 30, 2020 09:08 IST Lockie Ferguson hailed Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli as world-class batsmen. (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Steve Smith, David Warner, Virat Kohli - these guys are world-class for a reason: Ferguson Rohit, I'm a huge fan of him, I think he's an exceptional batsman: Lockie Ferguson Rohit Sharma, I have found him very challenging: Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson on Wednesday picked India opener Rohit Sharma as the most challenging batsmen he has bowled to and also added other prominent names like David Warner, Virat Kohli, and Steve Smith to the list.

Rohit Sharma burst on the scene in 2007, but it was only in 2013 that he was promoted to the opening slot in limited-overs. It proved to be a masterstroke as runs flowed almost at will from his bat.

Rohit Sharma went onto slam as many as 3 double tons including the highest individual ODI score. A record that stands to this day. In 2019 he got the top slot in Tests and scored hundreds almost at will.

"Good question, there's quite a few. Rohit, I've found him very challenging. With him, if you don't get him out quickly, he tends to go big. He picks up the length very quickly and where my strengths lie, batters play the wrong shot. He's a world-class batter," Lockie Ferguson was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.

Lockie Ferguson, who has part of New Zealand's World Cup 2019 squad, said that batsmen like Smith, Warner and Kohli are greatly satisfying to get out and termed them ‘world-class’.

"Steve Smith, David Warner, Virat Kohli - these guys are world-class for a reason. They're always tough to bowl too but it feels good when you knock off the top order and have a chance to get to bowl to the middle order or the lower order," Ferguson added.

"Rohit, I'm a huge fan of him, I think he's an exceptional batter," Ferguson also went on to say that he is a huge fan of Rohit Sharma. Also Read | Team India training camp unlikely before IPL 2020 has plenty of useful resources that can help you better understand the coronavirus pandemic and protect yourself. Read our comprehensive guide (with information on how the virus spreads, precautions and symptoms), watch an expert debunk myths , and access our dedicated coronavirus page . Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Do You Like This Story? Awesome!