Rohit Sharma is an absolute class when he is in full swing and that exactly English bowlers saw as the Mumbaiker bundled out 83 runs at a heafty strike rate and especially taking stride against Sam Curran who was hit for four boundaries in one single over.
Rohit who came close to hitting an overseas Test century after a long time described his knock of 83 runs as one of the best knock of his Test career till date.
Rohit didn’t only capitulate 83 runs but his opening partnership with KL Rahul for 126 runs who played second to the fiddle in that mammoth partnership ensured that India cross more than 400 runs in their 1st innings to take complete control over England.
Sharma was quick to appreciate the delivery bowled by James Anderson which got him out and added that it was a superb delivery bowled by ace pacer and he couldn’t much about it.
“I wouldn’t say the best because as long as you are playing. There will be a lot of opportunities that you will be having. But yes certainly challenging, the most challenging innings I have played. I felt very good, I was happy with the way we started off. Unfortunate dismissal but I couldn’t have done anything to that,” said Sharma as quoted by The Hindustan Times.
He also stressed on the fact that despite he has lot of shots in his armory but back in the middle in ongoing Lords Test he had do control his shots.
“That’s the challenge of Test cricket, you may have lots of shots in your book but when the conditions are against you, you have to keep talking to yourself and cut down the unnecessary shots especially with the new ball,” said Rohit Sharma.
He said that we should respect the conditions and bowler too as Test cricket is all about keeping patience and waiting for loose balls to hit boundaries.
“Once you get the feel of the pitch, once you get the conditions then maybe you can try and play some shots but I think it is important to respect the conditions here. As a batting group, we have done reasonably well right from Australia tour till today, I think batters now understand their role,” concluded Sharma.