Rohit Sharma Explains His Role In The Indian Squad
By CricShots - Sep 14, 2017 11:57 am
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Indian opener Rohit Sharma believes that making an international comeback after a six-month injury is easier said than done.

Rohit didn’t play any competitive cricket for six months (from October 2016 to April 2017) after a major hamstring injury. But since his comeback in ODIs during the Champions Trophy, he has smashed 3 ODI centuries in 10 games apart from a few half centuries.

According to the recent reports of PTI, Rohit talked about his comeback, he said, “Comebacks are not at all easy. After a major surgery, the difficult part is to conquer the inner demons. It’s all in the mind. Only an individual can overcome his fears. My batting may look easy to the eye but trust me, it’s not that easy.”

When asked about if he ever feared that while training that he might get injured, Rohit laughed and replied: “While captaining Mumbai Indians and taking those on- field decisions, I couldn’t think about what happens if I get injured. And when I was playing for India, my mind became blank while batting. There was no place for any negativity.”


Rohit;s role in the upcoming limited overs series against Australia will be crucial as he is also the vice-captain of the team. Speaking about the same, Rohit said, “To each his own but my process of preparation is based on conditions not opposition. In international cricket, the core group in most of the teams would remain same. So you know what’s expected but they will operate in different conditions which is why the homework about conditions is the key.” 

More than just one time, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that Rohit is the hardest hitter of the cricket ball, explaining the same, Sharma said, “It’s nothing like that. I know one thing. If your shot crosses the ropes, you get six runs — whether the ball travels 75m or 110 metres. So it’s not always about power but about timing, body balance and position.”

Rohit concluded by talking about his new role of deputy skipper, he said, “My job is to help Virat in the field. He is the captain and whenever he looks up around, I should be around to complement him and help him as much as I could.”