Former Indian cricket team captain Krishmachari Srikanth said that the ability to play big centuries in ODIs makes Rohit Sharma the best batsman of this format.
Rohit has scored 29 centuries in ODIs, out of which he has been able to score more than 140 runs 11 times. Srikanth, himself an aggressive opener in his time, said that Rohit would be in the top three or five in the list of All Time Great Openers.
Srikanth told 'Cricket Connected', “I would count him as the greatest opener of all time in world cricket. The biggest advantage in Rohit Sharma is that he easily plays a big century or scored a double century, which is amazing. '
The 60-year-old Srikanth, who has played 43 Tests and 146 ODIs for India, said, “If you score 150, 180 or 200 runs in a one-day match, just imagine where you are taking the team. This is Rohit's greatness. '
Thirty years old Rohit has scored 9115 in 224 ODIs at an average of 49.27. This includes 29 centuries and 43 half-centuries. His best score is 264 runs which is a world record. He has scored 2141 runs in 32 Tests.