Indian opener Rohit Sharma said that his recent tour to England wasn’t his best tour but was happy with his batting performance.
Rohit Sharma was phenomenal with the bat in the four Tests as he scored 368 runs from eight innings at an average of 52.57, and in the fourth Test at Oval, he registered his first overseas Test century.
I am really happy with how I batted on that tour: Rohit Sharma
The ‘Hitman’ scored 127 off 256 balls, and his innings was laced with 14 fours and a six as India notched up a commanding total of 466, a lead of 367 to win the match by 157 runs.
Rohit said his best in Test cricket is yet to come, and he would take a lot of confidence from the England Test series and try to build more success in the oldest format of the game.
“England tour was a good one for me. I won’t call it my best, because my best in Test cricket is still to come,” Rohit said in a virtual press conference organised by Adidas.
“I am really happy with how I batted on that tour. I will now look to take that forward and build on that success in Test cricket,” he added.
In my eyes, we have won the series: Rohit Sharma
India are leading the five-match Test series 2-1 before the final Test in Manchester got cancelled owing to COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp.
The team under Virat Kohli had its best chance to win the first Test series in England since 2007, but now the fate of the series remains uncertain as there is no clarity on the conclusion of the Test series.
Rohit said that for him, India have won the series, and the Indian players themselves do not have any sort of clarity on the prospect of the final Test.
“In my eyes, we have won the series (2-1). I don’t know what will happen with the final Test of the series yet — whether we will play it as a one-off Test or the series will be decided as it is. We don’t have any clarity on that yet,” Rohit mentioned.
Rohit struggled in his early Test days when he batted in the middle-order. He averaged 39.62 batting between no.3-no.6, but he has been a revelation as an opener. In just 27 innings, he has amassed 1462 runs at an average of 58.48, laced by five centuries.
But since he opened against South Africa in 2019, things have entirely worked in the Mumbai player’s favour.