Rohit reminded me of Inzamam in his early days: Yuvraj

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh said that opener Rohit Sharma reminded him of former Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days.

Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma during a training session.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days.

The flamboyant India limited-overs vice-captain made his ODI debut in June 2007 while his maiden T20 game came during the World Cup later that year against England, where unfortunately Rohit didn’t get a chance to bat.

Asked about his first impression of Rohit, Yuvraj said the swashbuckling batsman seemed like somebody who had a lot of time to play his strokes.

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“I think when he came into the Indian team, he looked like somebody who had a lot of time,” Yuvraj Singh said during a YouTube chat show.

“He reminded me of Inzamam-ul-Haq, because, when he batted, Inzi had a lot of time (to play the bowlers),” Yuvraj said.

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Inzamam, a veteran of 120 Tests and over 300 One-day Internationals, is known to remain calm under pressure situations. He captained Pakistan from 2003-07

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