Kimberely: Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist is wondering whether Rohit Sharma is aiming for Purple Cap instead of chasing the Orange Cap for the highest run scorer.
Rohit Sharma who is generally regarded as a good batsman is surprising everyone with his bowling skills. Rohit took a hat-trick against Mumbai on May 6 and followed it up with three wickets for just 12 runs in Deccan's 53-run victory against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and Gilchrist was all praise for the young Indian.
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"Yeah, Rohit looks like fighting for the Purple Cap (for highest wicket taker) instead of Orange Cap. I was telling him this after his hat-trick. He was fantastic today also and every team would have loved to have a player like him," Gilchrist said after the match against Rajasthan Royals.