Indian opener in limited overs game, Rohit Sharma is ready to open in Test matches if Indian team management ever considers that as an option.
Rohit Sharma has played 25 Test matches so far and scored 1,479 runs at an average of 40 with the help of three centuries and nine fifties.
In the ongoing five-match Test series between India and England, viewers witnessed the trio of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay struggling. And when Rohit was posed a question if he would like to open the innings in Test matches too, he said, “Look, I have never been offered (to open the innings in Tests) yet but I am open to anything as in whatever the team management wants. I never thought I will be an opener in ODIs when I started playing or when I was playing for India. But it happened along the way, so I (want to) keep my options open. No option is shut for me, so if the opportunity comes, I will take it”.
Rohit Sharma was dropped from India’s 18-member Test squad for the first three Test match against England, the dashing opener is still hopeful of a Test recall.
“I want to be part of the (Test) team, but it is not in my hands. I have to wait for the opportunity, whenever it comes, I have to be ready for it. To be ready, I am doing everything, training, doing as much as possible to give myself the best chance when the opportunity comes there,” Rohit told media persons at a promotional event.
The 31-years-old Mumbai Indians skipper had also backed the under-fire team which is down 0-2 in the ongoing Test series.
“Yes of course, we have to believe that we can do it. It’s not going to be that easy. We have done it in South Africa we lost the first two Test matches and then we bounced back in Johannesburg and won that Test match,” Rohit said.
Let’s not forget these are the players who got India to the number 1 ranking. How about being little supportive when the going gets tough. This is our team
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 10, 2018
“I think we can do it, it’s not that we can’t and we won the Test match. We have won Test matches in England before, we just need to get in that mindset, how we won the Test matches in England on previous tours and we have to play like that,” he added.
“There are still three Test matches to go, and I think it can turn around if we have the belief that we can do it,” Rohit noted.