India's limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has come up with a big statement regarding India's approach and preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup which will take place in Australia later this year.
2019 was one to remember for the ‘Hitman' who accumulated 2,442 runs across formats in the International scene. He garnered accolades for his phenomenal batting all around the globe and his heroics also included 5 centuries in the 2019 World Cup.
“For me personally, it was a good one. The big positive was opening the batting in Test cricket,” Sharma said in an interview. “I was not worried about scoring runs, only about getting that opportunity. And whatever happens with that opportunity, I wanted to take that in a positive way and stay in the right frame of mind.”
Currently enjoying his much deserving rest, Rohit Sharma has still found some time to hit the nets at the Mumbai Cricket Association Ground and remain in good shape and flow for the upcoming assignments.
When asked about India's Test tour in Australia, this is what he said, “There is one year to go for the Australia Tests. (It is) better for us to go there and start thinking about it.” You have to mention about the upcoming one-day series to get him talking on the subject, “Playing Australia is always very exciting and this will also be exciting. They are a very good team, and with David Warner and Steve Smith they are a very different team.”
The opener feels with T20 World Cup still 9 months away, still, many spots are to be filled.
“It is a long way from the World Cup. We are preparing for that, (and) a lot of guys are getting ready for that. (It) means there are a lot of spots we need to fill. It is a work in progress. Anyway, the 15-20 guys we have are all really good and have performed really well and are very confident. It is just about doing what we need to do in Australia and then try and win that World Cup.”
Right after the T20I series against Sri Lanka, India will gear up for the mighty Aussies who will be touring for a 3-match ODI series which is all set to kick-off from 14th January at Rohit Sharma's hometown i.e. the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
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