Team India opener Rohit Sharma recently had a stellar tour of England, where many believe that he came of age as a Test cricketer. India were leading the series 2-1 in the fifth and final Test, but the series came to an abrupt end due to COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp, including head coach Ravi Shastri.
Rohit, who was the highest run-scorer for India in four Tests, believes that India is the real winner of the Test series, although officially the final result is to be decided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, England. . BCCI) and ICC.
He said, ‘In my view, we have won the series. I don’t know what will happen with the final Test of the series – will we play it as a one-off Test or will be decided as a series. We don’t have any clarity on that yet,” Rohit said in a virtual press conference organized by Adidas on Monday (October 4).
Rohit’s average in Test cricket is 46.87, scoring 368 runs in four Tests at an average of 52.57 with one hundred and two fifties. The Indian opener was only behind England captain Joe Root, who scored 564 runs in four Tests. The century in the fourth Test was also Rohit’s first century in England.
“The tour of England went well for me. I wouldn’t call it my best, because my best is yet to come in Test cricket.”
“I am really happy with the way I batted on that tour. I will now look to take that forward and build on that success in Test cricket.
in present, Rohit is leading Mumbai Indians But the five-time Indian Premier League champion is struggling at the 7th position in the points table. Meanwhile, after another loss to Delhi Capitals on Saturday (October 2), Rohit counted himself amongst the batting failures this season as MI again settled for a lower-par score of 129 for 7 and Couldn’t defend it.
“If your batsmen don’t score runs on the board, it will be difficult to win the match. I personally accept it. We have not been able to execute in the middle, which is particularly disappointing,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We are not playing to our potential. Hopefully, in the next two games, we will play the way we are known for.”
Rohit said he knew Sharjah would be “a tough venue” and prepared in the best possible way.
“We saw a lot of matches, and it is not the easiest place to play and score a lot of runs. We were well prepared and we knew what we had to do.” He added, “I thought we didn’t bat well. We knew it wasn’t 170-180 wickets, but we knew it was 140 wickets. We haven’t got partnerships.”