Rohit Sharma who is not the part of current Indian Cricket Team owing to his multiple injuries has expressed his willingness to fill in the role of the opener. Despite the fact that his replacement, Ajinkya Rahane has done fairly good in CLT 20 and in the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, Rohit Sharma is still knocking at the door. Although Rahane forms a good opening pair with Shikhar Dhawan but it will be really interesting as to how the management will react to the claim of Rohit Sharma.
A confident Rohit Sharma has stated “As an opener, you have to be a little more cautious with the two new balls moving around. The ball does quite a bit. While opening, you have to be extra focused. Being cautious has helped my batting. It’s not that when you bat in the middle order, there is no challenge or you have to be a little less cautious, but opening has helped get the best out of me.”
He also seemed cheered by the fact that he has competition for the role of an opener when he opined “Competition will always be good for the game. Guys will try harder and produce good results.”
He hoped that he will recover from his finger and shoulder injury soon as it his priority. Explaining this he said “Personally, I am not even thinking (about competition) as I have a lot of other things to do like get fit first and work my way back onto the field.”
Although Rohit Sharma carries a decent average of 43.20 in 39 innings as an opener in comparison to average of 31.72 in 79 innings in other batting positions he will have to earn his place to make a comeback.