Getting ready for the big test against Australia in coming December, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma talked about the attack comprising Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle will be a tough challenge to face with but the Indians aren’t feared by bouncy tracks Down Under.
“Australia will be a challenging tour for us. Mentally, each and every cricketer have a different way of preparing or doing their respective homework for a tour. I am no different and I will also have my plans in place as we come nearer to the time of the tour,” Rohit told to PTI.
“Facing the likes of Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris will be a stern test. But we have faced Dale Steyn, More Morkel in South Africa. We have played on bouncy as well as seaming pitches in South Africa, New Zealand and England in the past one year.” said Rohit.
“Also, most of us have been to Australia before and know what to expect from pitches out there. Also it will be a good preparation for us before the World Cup, next year,” he explained.
The tour includes four Test matches starting from December 4 in Brisbane follows with other games played in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. After tests, the ODI tri-series will be taking place from January 16.
Rohit Sharma has became consistent as a batsman after he started opening the batting for India in the ODIs and he admitted the same. “Opening the batting for India changed me as a player. My perspective on building an innings has improved tremendously since I started opening the batting. I believe I have become a better overall cricketer once I started opening the batting,” said Rohit.
When asked about the fellow Mumbaikar, Ajinkya Rahane who done well as an opener in England ODIs, Rohit does not feel about there is any contest between them for the slot . “I have loved my role as an opener but I am proud of what Ajinkya has achieved in England. For me, it does not matter which position I am batting as long as I am making a contribution to team’s cause. If I am told to open by the team management, I would humbly accept it and if I told to bat in the middle-order, it will be an equal honour. I have no choices or preferences as far as batting slots are concerned,” said Rohit.