Rohit Sharma scored 368 runs in four Tests against England.© AFP
Rohit Sharma, India’s white ball vice-captain and key player in the batting line-up, was unaware of the situation in the fifth Test against England in Manchester last month but it is clear that his team “won” the tough series 2-1. The fifth Test in Manchester was dropped after India’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for Kovit-19. This happened after some senior members of the Indian support staff were also found to be infected.
The BCCI has agreed to play the Fifth Test in July 2022. BCCI President Saurav Ganguly has said that this is an extension of the series this year and not a one-time game that England want.
“I don’t know what will happen in the last Test. Do we play Test one time (next year) but in my mind we won the series 2-1,” Rohit said at one event.
When asked if the England series, which has scored over 400 runs with one hundred and two fifties in four games, would not be a milestone for him, he replied: “It’s a good thing considering where I stand in my Test career.”
But the 34-year-old refused to call him his best series. “This is not my best series. I feel my best time has not yet come. I used the time before the World Test Championship final in Southampton (what kind of technique and mood is needed. It’s more.”
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