Brett Lee believes Rohit Sharma is set to star at this year’s Indian Premier League.
The former Australian pace ace says he’s predicting big things for the Mumbai Indians captain at IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Sharma will start his campaign when MI take on rivals Chennai Super Kings in the opener on September 19.
Lee, who played for KXIP and KKR during his career, said: “I’m predicting big things for Rohit Sharma this IPL.
“The most important thing for Rohit Sharma is firstly to score runs for Mumbai Indians.
“He has got to be a good leader but I think being a good leader is a combination of leading from the front in terms of scoring runs and hopefully the rest of the team will take care of itself,” he added on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
Rohit is the IPL’s third-highest run-scorer with 4,898 runs in 188 matches. The right-hander has also smashed the second-most sixes by an Indian with 194 to date.
As well as that, he also holds the title as the most successful captain with four IPL wins to his name.
Rohit to Continue to Open
The Mumbai skipper has also confirmed he will continue to open the batting for his team this time around.
“I think I opened the entire tournament last year and will continue to do that even in this year,” he said to the Hindustan Times during a virtual press conference.
He also underlined the importance of reading the conditions in the UAE.
“The challenge for us will be to adapt to these conditions here which probably none of us are used to, because not a lot of cricketers from our group have played here,” he added.
“I think mentally it is about going out there and understanding what the pitch is doing, and based on that, you need to plan your game – whether it is your batting or bowling. So, we have had a good chat around the group about that.”