Recently, Shakib Al Hasan banned from cricket for two years for not giving details to ICC after bookie approached him. Recently, Rohit Sharma gave an interview where one of the journalists asked about Shakib Al Hasan’s suspension. Rohit, who does not like to beat around the bush, was quick to cut the scribe short by retorting.
“I am not ICC,” Rohit replied.
“Coach Ravi Shastri told me ‘you might be opening the batting in the next series, so prepare in that fashion; there is a Board President’s XI game also before the Test series, why don’t you go and play?’ Of course, it was for my good only, although I lasted only two balls,” Rohit Sharma Added.
‘My job is to take the shine off the ball’
“For me, the challenge is taking the shine off the ball. If I manage to survive that it will be interesting, and that is what the management also felt. That to me was very crucial in terms of how I am going to go forward,” he said. “The thought process has to be very simple. If I’m thinking positive, positive things will happen around me. If I’m in a conservative mindset, thinking of survival, only try and do a lot of right things, it’s not going to happen. I have to counterattack, put pressure back on the bowlers. Those are the aspects I need to be mindful of,” Rohit Sharma further added.
Rohit Sharma is waiting to play day-night test because he used to play with the pink ball in Duleep Trophy.
“I’ve played in a (pink ball) Duleep Trophy game (in 2016), but batted down the order. It was a new experience,” he said. “We’ve waited for long and now have the opportunity.”