Star Indian opener Rohit Sharma has named the toughest bowler he has faced in his career. The ‘Hitman’ of Team India was at the charity ball held by Virat Kohli Foundation and the famous sports presenter Alan Wilkins hosted a brief interview.
Speaking at a gala dinner, the 30-year-old revealed that challenge has gotten harder since he began to open.
When Rohit was asked by Alan Wilkins as to who is the toughest bowler he has faced, he said: “Dale Steyn. We’ve seen over the years what he has done for his country. It is always challenging to play against him. Since I’ve started opening it’s become even more challenging. I’ve always enjoyed playing against him, always competitive, so I think I’d say Dale Steyn.”
Well, Dale Steyn is one of the best bowlers of his generation and his tally of over 400 Test wickets is proof of that. Even in limited-overs, the Proteas speedster has been a revelation. But the 33-year-old has never dismissed Rohit in either ODIs or T20Is. In fact, the only time that the South African fast bowler has dismissed Rohit in International cricket came early in his Test career. The Boxing Day Test between India and South Africa at Durban in 2013, which India lost by 10 wickets was the only occasion when Steyn dismissed Rohit in national colours.