Ever since Rohit Sharma has been included in the Test Squad, his batting position in the team has become the topic of discussion. Meanwhile, now India’s limited-overs vice-captain himself cleared all the speculations regarding his batting position. Rohit Sharma said he is absolutely comfortable to bat at any position that the team management asked him to.
The veteran is still at National Cricket Academy (NCA) working on his recovery. He got injured in the just-concluded Indian Premier League while playing against Kings XI Punjab. After that, he also missed few matches for Mumbai Indians. Kieron Pollard led the team in his absence.
“I will tell you the same thing that I have told everyone all this while. I will be happy to bat wherever the team wants me to but I don’t know if they would change my role as an opener,” Rohit Sharma told PTI in an exclusive interview.
“I am sure the guys already in Australia must have figured out what are options when Virat leaves and who are the guys who will open the innings,” Rohit said.
“Once I reach there, I will probably have a clearer idea of what’s going to happen. I will be okay to bat wherever they want,” Rohit added.
Everyone will have their eyes on the veteran, once he enters the field. He will be a key batsman for team India in the absence of their skipper Virat Kohli. At the same time, Rohit Sharma believes that because of his strong basics, he can succeed in Test cricket.
“Once you have your basics strong, you can work around that and build your own technique. Mentally, that’s how you prepare,” he said.
“Mentally, I am prepared and I have had enough setbacks in my career where I have had long lay-offs due to injury and due to forming. I know how to come back and bounce back from that.
“For me, being out for three, six or one months really doesn’t matter. What matters to me is the process,” the Mumbaikar said.
Virat Kohli will play an only first Test match in Adelaide and will fly back to India to be with his wife Anushka Sharma who is going to give birth to their first child in January.