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I am happy to bat wherever the team wants me to in Australia: Rohit Sharma

November 23, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The Indian opener, Rohit Sharma is preparing himself ahead of the upcoming Test Series in Australia. He stated about batting anywhere the team management wants him to in the absence of captain Virat Kohli. The India skipper would be not be playing the 3-Test series in Australia to be at the birth of his first child.

Rohit Sharma believes that the team management must have figured out his role in the batting order by the time he reaches Australia. He picked up a minor hamstring injury and currently completing his rehabilitation at a National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

After a decent test career as a middle-order batsman, Rohit Sharma was advanced as an opener during the home season last year. In his first Test as an opener, he smashed twin centuries against South Africa. Rohit Sharma continued by a double century against the Proteas. Despite the remarkable success, Rohit Sharma is happy to bat anywhere wherever the team wants.

The India star is gearing up for his first overseas series as a Test opener. Earlier this year, At the beginning of the year, Rohit missed the series in New Zealand due to a calf injury. 

Rohit Sharma on Australian Bowlers

Facing the Australian pace trio Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood on the fast and bouncy Australian pitches can be a nightmare for any batsmen in the world. However, Rohit is not too concerned about it.

I will focus on playing in the ‘V’: Rohit Sharma

The Indian batsman said that excluding Perth, the other venues do not have the same bounce that used to create difficulties for the batsmen. He also mentioned that he would be focusing on playing in the ‘V’ rather than going for the pulls and cuts in the upcoming series.

Rohit would be traveling to Australia later after clearing his fitness test. On the other side, team India is already in Australia and is prepping for the upcoming series. Prior to the Test series, India and Australia will be playing three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Sharma has starred in 32 Tests and scored 2141 runs with six centuries so far. However, the 33-year-old doesn’t have a great record away from home. It is something that the right-handed batsman will be eager to amend.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth