Rohit Sharma has called his double century at Ranchi as the most challenging knock for him in the longest format of the game. ‘Hitman’ Sharma, has justified his selection as the opener in the best way possible. He has been a major revelation for the Indian cricket team in the white-ball format of the game.
Rohit Sharma’s knock of 212 runs helped India recover from 39 for 3 to set a target of 497 for 9 for South Africans. He has already scored 527 runs in the ongoing series.
After the match, Rohit Sharma spoke about the knock and about making his debut as an opener in the Test match. He said:
“Even after the first Test in Vizag, I said that the communication between me and the team-management was happening for a long time about me opening the batting. So mentally, I was ready for it. I knew it could come any time,”
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“Speaking of this knock, it was probably the most challenging one. It is just about how you prepare yourself, talk to yourself in your mind about what you want to achieve because playing the first ball compared to playing after 30-40 overs, it is a different ball game. There is nothing that I have done in terms of technique but of course I know the basics of the game, what you need to do as an opener in whichever format you bat,”