Rohit Sharma scored 368 runs in four Tests against England.© AFP
India’s white-ball vice-captain and batting mainstay Rohit Sharma has no clue about the status of the abandoned fifth Test against England in Manchester last month, but he is quite clear in his mind that his team has taken a tough stand. Won the hard-hitting series 2-1. . The fifth Test in Manchester was canceled after Team India’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19 and was found to be in direct contact with the players. This happened after some senior members of the Indian support staff were also found infected.
BCCI has agreed to play the fifth Test in July 2022. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that it will be an extension of this year’s series and not the one-off game that England want.
“I don’t know what is happening with the last Test match. Even if we are playing a one-sided Test (next year), in my mind we have won the series 2-1,” Rohit said at an event.
Asked whether the England series, where he has scored over 400 runs in four matches with one century and two fifties, is a milestone series for him, he replied: “It was good that I was in my Test career. Where was I standing?”
But the 34-year-old batsman refused to call it his best series. “It’s not my best series. I think my best is yet to come. I used the time before the World Test Championship final in Southampton (to figure out) what kind of technique and mindset was needed . I was very happy and would like to take it forward.”
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