Shocked and surprised to not see Rohit in Wisden's list: Laxman
The Wisden while naming the Five Cricketers of the Year in 2019 gave Indias ODI deputy Rohit Sharma a miss and it came as a huge surprise because Rohit hit five hundreds in the 2019 World Cup and former India batsman V.V.S. Laxman has said the same, calling the move a shocker.
Speaking on Rohit Sharma not featuring in Wisden Cricketers of the Year list, Laxman said on Star Sports show Cricket Connected: "I think anyone who follows the game of cricket will be surprised and shocked not to see Rohit Sharma's name in those five players list. The Ashes is an important series, the World Cup is bigger than Ashes. And someone who has scored five hundred; remember the first hundred was on a tough wicket in Southampton against South Africa and none of the other batsmen got runs. And he played another important knock against Pakistan. I am really shocked and surprised, and every cricketer will be shocked and surprised by this announcement from Wisden."
England's Ben Stokes and Ellyse Perry of Australia were on Wednesday named the Leading Cricketers of 2019 by Wisden Almanack.