‘We have won the England test series, 2-1,’ says Rohit Sharma.
ENGvsIND: Team India’s batting mainstay Rohit Sharma reckons that the recent test series against England is won by the Indian’s and the final decision from the ICC should come into the favour of the visitors.
During the sports apparel giant Adidas’ campaign ‘Impossible Is Nothing,’ Rohit Sharma said that he doesn’t exactly know what is brewing up for the final abandoned test match, but the test series is won by India by 2-1.
“I don’t know what’s happening with the last Test match. Whether we are playing a one-off Test (next year) but in my mind we have won the series 2-1,” said Rohit Sharma.
It is noteworthy that the final test match of the five matches series was abandoned after the junior physio of the Indian team tested covid positive and he was found in close contact with a number of Indian players. Prior to the incident, a few other senior officials of the Indian management including head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach B Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physio Nitin Patel were also tested covid positive and were undergoing their isolation.
“Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team,” said ECB in a statement.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already accepted to complete the series next year in June, however, is against the view to schedule the test match as a one-off. Moreover, the BCCI has also proposed ECB to play a few extra T20I matches to cover up the losses incurred due to the abandoned test match at Manchester.
It’s not my best Test series: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was asked, whether the test series against England was his best series as he has scored over 400 runs in four matches which include a century and two half-centuries, the cricketer replied, “It’s not my best series.”
“It was a good one considering where I was standing in my Test career. It’s not my best series. I feel my best is yet to come. I utilised the time before the World Test Championship final in Southampton (to figure) what sort of technique and mindset is required. I was pretty happy and would like to take it further.”
Team India’s to-be T20I skipper, Rohit Sharma is often found extending his support to “Save the Rhino’s” campaign and he spoke about that in the organised event.
“It was in 2014 when I went to Kenya and was really sad knowing about the condition of rhinos. India and Africa are two places where we have the maximum rhino population,”
The cricketer is seen wearing specially designed cricket shoes with a message inscribed on them to save the Rhinos.