World Cup 2015: Rohit Sharma Reminds Ian Chappell of Aravinda de Silva

Monday, 23 March 2015 - 7:23

Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell yesterday said that Indian Rohit Sharma's match-winning innings of 137 against Bangladesh in the cricket World Cup quarter-final reminded him of Sri Lankan batting great Aravinda de Silva.

Chappell wrote that throughout Rohit’s excellent innings, he was reminded of the discipline displayed by Aravinda de Silva in the 1996 World Cup final.

Chappell added that Aravinda scored a century of class and determination to help his team win the trophy, and although he denied himself any expansive shots, he still scored at a run rate near 90.

He also praised Rohit’s batting saying that it was one of the great innings of self-restraint played by a batsman who could be extravagant, and reckless at times.