I Approach All Formats the Same Way: Rohit

Even after accumulating 870 runs, including two hundreds in 14 Tests, Rohit Sharma is still reckoned as a better batsman for limited-over games.

Published: 05th October 2015 04:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

CUTTACK:  Even after accumulating 870 runs, including two hundreds in 14 Tests, Rohit Sharma is still reckoned as a better batsman for limited-over games. But the Mumbai star says his approach is the same for all formats of the game. Excerpts:

On his approach


It's the same effort I put in all the three formats, whether it's Tests, ODIs or T20Is. It's always the same mindset, about going and scoring runs and making the contribution. I actually cannot differentiate between Test and limited overs. My mindset is always the same and will always remain the same, which is to go and score runs and make your team win. I've not changed a bit. It's just a slight adjustment in the mental aspect of the game. When it comes to wide ball, you play more freely. In Tests, you have to play a waiting game. It's a five-day game, you have to be a bit patient. But in the limited overs, you have to be on the move from ball one.

On his attacking style

I like to assess the situation first and then go after my shots. I don't like to change too much. My game-plan is pretty simple. Once I know what's happening I take it from there.

On his maiden T20I ton

It was a good knock but we lost the game. I am pretty disappointed, it was unfortunate. No matter how much you scored, if you don't win, your efforts are not counted, nothing really matters to me. I'm sure we will come back strong.

On India's inexperienced bowling attack

Our spinners are experienced enough, understood the line and length to bowl. We cannot take credit away from seamers but the dew made it difficult. Overall, there's a room for improvement, I'm sure the guys have learnt from it and they will come back stronger. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) has played quite a bit of late, Mohit (Sharma)  has been a part of the team for a while now. Aravind has just come in but he is  a proven character in domestic cricket. These guys know what exactly is expected from them. I'm sure they are trying their best.


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