The sound of its bat is my first recollection of Rohit Sharma: Brett Lee
Once India's Rohit Sharma opener has settled in the trap, it can become a bowler's nightmare. Brett Lee also accept, the former Australian pacemaker as he admitted that throughout his career he was not bowling with the Indian batsman.
Rohit Sharma is considered one of the biggest cricketers in today's generation. He's the first player in a single World Cup tournament to reach three ODI twice a century and five centuries. These are just two of his many documents.
Brett Lee said when commending Rohit at Cricket Connected's show Star Sports, "He was flaming and violent, but my first memory of Rohit Sharma has been the sound of his bat.
"It's the first thing I can picture, the people knock the bat right from the middle – it's a different tone," he said.
"He's the guy that's so mentally powered, that he's going to cash in once he gets through the tough time," Lee said.
"They are the guy I don't want to bowl to when they have guys like Sharma at the top of the line, who can dominate from the beginning. He is in that class certainly, "he added.
Not only did Brett Lee fear Rohit Sharma's bowling, but it was the other side as well. In addition, the 33 year old batsman from Mumbai announced that the Australian pacer was sleeping away.
On the same series, when asked to name the toughest pacers that have been confronted to date, Rohit said, "One bowler, he's Brett, because he didn't allow me to sleep in my first tour of Australia last night in 2007 when I thought about how to play this bowler, who bowls over 150 kph."
The 29 ODI centuries and six centuries of Rohit have been in Test Cricket, with the inclusion of four T20 International three-figure labels.