India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, expressed excitement ahead of the second Test against West Indies in Trinidad, which will mark the 100th Test match between the two teams. With a 1-0 lead in the series, Rohit Sharma expects his team to dominate the West Indies once again, following their impressive victory in the series opener in Dominica.
Acknowledging the rich history between the two teams, Rohit Sharma said, “It’s a big occasion. The 100th Test between the two teams. The history is so rich as the two teams have been playing against each other for such a long time. Main to paida bhi nahi hua tha, tab se chal raha hai (It’s been going on since I wasn’t even born). So, you can imagine how rich the history is.”
“Both teams have played so many games against each other and have entertained the crowd for so many years. So, I hope this game also goes on in the same way. It’s an honour to be taking the Indian team into this game. It’s a historic game and doesn’t happen every day. I’m fortunate enough and so is the team to be playing this game,” he added.
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Reflecting on the previous Test, where India emerged victorious by an innings and 141 runs, Rohit Sharma commended the team’s performance and the contributions of debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal and the reshuffled batting lineup.
Rohit Sharma also emphasized the importance of the transition in Indian cricket. “In Dominica, we had a clear idea when we saw the pitch and knew the conditions. Here we don’t have clarity as there is talk of rain, but I don’t think there will be drastic changes. But whatever conditions are available, based on that, we will make that decision,” Rohit said.
The second Test between India and West Indies promises to be a significant milestone in the history of their rivalry. Rohit Sharma’s team will be eager to maintain their dominance and secure another convincing victory as they look forward to creating more memorable moments in this historic encounter.