Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has admitted that his current situation in the Indian Test team is tricky but he was confident on putting a good show in the upcoming three match series against Sri Lanka. Rohit, who had a great start to his Test career as he scored 288 runs in his first two innings against West Indies at home and in the remaining nine tests, he has managed to score two fifties. But Rohit was asked to bat at number 3 at the expense of Cheteshwar Pujara, who looked off-colour in England and Australia. He is also keen on utilizing the upcoming Sri Lanka tour and the subsequent series against South Africa at home to cement his spot in the five-day format.
I am in a tricky position. I definitely want to do well in every Test match I am playing but it’s not easy knowing how Test matches are played these days. It’s a challenge and I love challenges. The Sri Lanka series and after that we have a lot of series in India. It will be great opportunity for me to go and perform there. It does bother when you don’t get runs in Test matches but I don’t want to keep sulking about it. I want to look forward. I am a positive person so I only look forward to good things. I hope I can change things around a little bit (in Sri Lanka series) for me and my country. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, he said.
He also added that he does not want his hard work to be wasted. In spite of scoring heavily in the Ranji Trophy, Rohit was asked to wait for a long time to get the elusive Test cap and he doesn’t want to let the opportunity go.
It was quite frustrating knowing that I was going to make (Test) debut in 2009 and I had to wait for 4 years after that. It’s never easy because you work hard to get that Test cap. But I was happy with whatever I was doing. I was still playing ODIs but Test cricket was something which I wanted to play then. It (Test cap) is very priceless and very close to me. I don’t want to let that go so easily. Not just me you ask any cricketer, nobody wants to lose that spot. You know how much you need to work to get that spot. Test spot never came to me very easy. I had to wait for 6 years in fact. I was scoring heavily in Ranji Trophy but we had a strong middle order that time and I knew I had to wait. I was never frustrated. My aim was to keep doing well in Ranji Trophy and ODIs for India. I knew if I keep doing the right things I will get my Test spot, he added.