The veteran opener, Rohit Sharma asserted that on Monday that according to him, Team India has won the 5-Test series in England 2-1 and that he is not sure whether or not the canceled 5th Test will be played in the future. Questions were asked of Rohit Sharma’s ability to perform consistently as he was at home on overseas tours. Rohit failed to do much in the World Test Championship final but he was the best Indian batter during the Test series in England.
Rohit Sharma said he worked hard during the break after the WTC final and accepted that he need to improve in order to succeed in England as a Test opener.
Elaborating the same, Rohit Sharma said, “For me, it was a great challenge and I thought I overcame that challenge well. The 15-20 days after the WTC final, I think I utilized that very well. I understood those small little adjustments and technical changes that one needs to do when playing in England, I managed to do that. I would like to take that confidence and take it forward in my future Test series as well.”
Rohit Sharma is currently leading Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 in the UAE and he is expected to play a crucial role in India’s T20 World Cup campaign, starting October 24. The Indian team was leading the 5-Test series 2-1 when the visiting side, led Virat Kohli, was not in the position of fielding a team due to Covid-19 cases in their camp. The series finale eventually canceled with both the BCci and ECB agreeing on the decision.
Talking about the series, during the launch of Adidas India’s ‘IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING’ campaign Rohit Sharma said, “It was a good one (England tour) based on where I was standing in Test cricket before that. But I wouldn’t say this was my best. I know my best is yet to come in Test cricket, it was a great tour personally for me. And also for the team.
He further added, “I don’t know what has happened in the last Test match, whether we won the series or we are going to play that one-off Test match later. I think in my eyes, we have won the series 2-1. That’s how I would like to look at it.”
Rohit Sharma was India’s highest run-getter in the Test series in England as the veteran opener hit 368 runs, including a hundred in 4 Tests. His knock of 127 in the 4th Test in Oval helped India overcome the first-innings deficit and seal a series-leading win.