NEW DELHI: India skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday shared a summary of his well tested mantra for batting on tricky tracks amidst unending debate about the controversial pitches of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Mumbaikar also emphasised that there can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach and one must find his own way to deal with it. Rohit has been the team’s top scorer with 207 runs from three games, including a superb 120 in the opening Test in Nagpur.
“See, I think when you are playing on such pitches you have to slightly stay ahead of the bowler as well,” Rohit said in response to a query from press on the eve of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
“Before he (bowler) does anything, you are ready with what you want to do. It should be that kind of a mindset. I’m just talking about me, not talking about anyone else. It’s how I approach (batting). I cannot give you the entire detail of how I approach an innings because it won’t be right,” the stylish opener said, not willing to share all his trade secrets.
“Nagpur was a great example for me as well as how I wanted to bat in the series. Also, before the series we played a series against England. In that series, I got a 100 in Chennai (2021, second Test) where the pitch was turning a little bit.”
Rohit’s methods are exclusive to him as some might take 70-80 balls to get set, while others might want to get going from the onset.
“I try to apply myself, try and do what I’m good at, things like that. You have got to adapt to your strength and it will be different from the others. So I try and stick to my plans, my strength and what I do the best. Stick to those kinds of things.”