Published: April 22, 2020 5:03:16 pm
Swashbuckling India opener Rohit Sharma believes the presence of David Warner and Steve Smith will make the tour of Australia later this 12 months a “different ball game” for the his aspect, which can be at its greatest proper now.
India received the 2018-19 Test collection 2-1, their first in 71 years of touring Down Under, but it surely got here towards a depleted Australian group which didn’t have Warner and Smith, who had been each serving a one 12 months ball-tampering suspension.
“I was looking forward to the New Zealand series but unfortunately, injury (calf muscle) happened at the wrong time,” Rohit advised ‘India Today’ on Wednesday.
“I can’t wait to go to Australia and play the Test matches there. Australia in Australia with those two guys will be a different ball game,” India’s white ball vice-captain stated.
For him, opening is a problem that he has relished and a testimony to that was his stupendous begin towards South Africa at house. However, he has been prepared for the job for the reason that 2018 Australia tour when the group administration gave him sufficient hints.
“I was told you might be opening in Tests as well. It was two years ago. I was preparing myself from then onwards,” he stated.
For him, watching the game from the dressing room isn’t any enjoyable. “You wanted opportunity, everybody wants to be out there in the middle. I wanted to play and not watch the game. When the chance came along, I was ready. There were some technical aspects, I needed to be aware of,” he stated.
Rohit stated the Australia collection will likely be an thrilling one as this Indian group is presently enjoying its greatest cricket. “As a group, we’re enjoying greatest cricket proper now, everyone needs to take the game again to the opposition. If it occurs (amid the COVID-19 pandemic), it will likely be a nice collection to be a part of,” he stated.
The tour is deliberate between October and January however there’s hypothesis on whether or not it may be performed easily amid the worldwide heath disaster which hasn’t proven any indicators of being beneath management as of now.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines