Virender Sehwag is known as a batsman who changed the concept of opening batting in Test cricket. However, Sehwag believed that when you are playing in England, your new ball should be respected. In 2002, when Team India was on a tour of England, his batting was tested hard in the second Test match played in Nottingham and Sehwag scored 106 runs in 183 balls while batting brilliantly in that Test match.
Now Team India is currently in England and has to play the final match of the ICC World Test Championship against New Zealand from 18 June and then take part in the five-match Test series against England. For these matches, Sehwag believes that Team India's opener batsman Rohit Sharma needs to be very careful at the beginning of his innings. Talking to ANI, Sehwag told that what kind of approach should Rohit Sharma take during his batting.
Sehwag said that when I first opened in England, I was not very aggressive. That's where I got my century off 150-160 balls because of the swing conditions and you have to respect the conditions and the new ball if you want to be successful there. If you play on a flat track or a grassy wicket, there is a big difference between the two. In England, a lot depends on the condition. Anything can happen with the ball if it is cloudy, but if it is sunny it will be easier to bat.
Sehwag advised Rohit Sharma that he should respect the condition of England and wait for the bad ball. He has played a lot of cricket in England and has no shortage of experience. He knows what needs to be done but my advice is to respect the new ball and wait for the bad ball. After batting 5 to 10 overs, they get set, after that, it will be easier for them to play aggressive cricket there.