As Rohit Sharma's batting woes in South Africa continue, former SA captain Kepler Wessels has an explanation for it.
Wessels feels that Rohit struggles in South Africa because of footwork where he plants his front foot across to the off-side. "It doesn't affect him in India or Australia where ball doesn't seam but when there's seam and bounce like in SA, there's a problem."
Rohit Sharma's batting woes in South Africa
Runs and average so far
A look at Rohit's ODI batting performances in South Africa
Rohit Sharma was a part of first two Tests and all the four ODIs played by India, so far against South Africa.
His scores in the last four ODIs are- 20, 15, 0, 5, at an average of 10.
Of the total 12 ODIs, Rohit played in South Africa, he scored 126 runs, averaging at an abysmal 11.45.
No better at Tests either
In the Test format, the 30-year-old averages at 15.37 in South Africa. He has scored 123 runs across 4 matches. His last two Test match scores, which came during the current tour, were- 11, 10, 10, 47, at 19.50 average.
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Brilliant at home
Rohit's batting in India
Rohit Sharma had been a consistent performer for the Indian side especially when playing at home.
He has played 49 ODI matches on home soil during which he scored 2508 runs at an average of 59.71.
He also has three double ODI tons to his name, a feat only achieved by him.
In India, against Proteas he has an average of 50.50.