Team India batsman Rohit Sharma said that he is ready to play as an opener if offered the position by the team management.
In a promotional event, the 31-year-old was questioned if he would like to open in tests to which the player replied, “Look, I have never been offered yet (opening in Tests) but I am open to anything as in whatever the team management wants. I never thought I will be an opener in ODIs when I started playing or when I was playing for India. But it happened along the way, so I keep my options open. No option is shut for me, so if the opportunity comes, I will take it.”
The right-handed batsman has scored 1479 runs in 25 Tests with three tons and nine fifties. However, his performance in test cricket outside India has also been under scanner.
Rohit has 3 double tons to his name in white-ball cricket.
I want to be part of the team (in Tests), but it is not in my hands. I have to wait for the opportunity, whenever it comes, I have to be ready for it. To be ready, I am doing everything, training, doing as much as possible to give myself the best chance when the opportunity comes there,” he added.
He also backed India to come back strongly despite being 0-2 behind in the series.
Note: Team India openers such as KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, and Shikhar Dhawan failed to score runs in first two tests.
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