Rohit Sharma is one of the best batters of his era. The right-handed batter has been a revelation in the shorter formats while he has improved a lot in Test cricket in last two years.
Rohit is also renowned for his catching in the slip cordon. He has taken unbelievable catches over the years in international cricket.
When former India fielding coach R Sridhar was asked about Rohit’s fielding and catching, he said – “Rohit is a natural (slip fielder). We call him sticky fingers in the dressing room. At the same time, he works very hard on his slip catching and takes around 60 to 80 catches during each session to improve his slip catching.”
Speaking to Boria Majumdar, he also revealed about the fielding patterns related to fast bowlers. “I would ask them to come for a short and focussed session and practice taking catches while standing at third man or fine leg. Also, I always wanted a fast bowler to stand at mid-on after finishing an over. If he went to fine leg and a leftright combination was batting, he would have to run from fine leg to third man and vice-versa.
That’s why I wanted them to stand at mid on. Fielding at midon or mid-off would mean getting a little bit extra rest after an over, and he could advise the bowler who was bowling. This little change helped our fast bowlers a lot,” he said.