‘When I feel I am not good enough, I will retire, but…’: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: Former England batter Geoffrey Boycott might have opined that Rohit Sharma is past his best but the Indian skipper made it clear that he is currently playing the best cricket of his life.
Rohit led his team from the front in the absence of match-winners like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the five-match Test series against England. India inflicted an innings and 64 runs defeat on England to wrap up the Dharamsala Test inside three days and win the series 4-1.Talking about his own performance after the match, Rohit stated that the day he believes he is not up to the mark, he won’t hesitate to retire.
“One day, when I wake up and feel, I am not good enough then I will retire straight away but in the last few years I am playing the best cricket of my life,” Rohit said.
Head coach Rahul Dravid also lavished praise on Rohit, saying the skipper stepped up and bailed the team out of the trouble on many occasions in the series.

“Rohit Sharma has been exceptional in this series. In Rajkot, when we were 3 down inside the first hour, we needed someone to get us that hundred. In Ranchi also, he batted amazingly,” Dravid said.
Speaking about the team’s performance and the show put on by youngsters in the absence of seniors players, Rohit said that the players have to be nurtured.

“When you win a Test, everything has to fall into place. Lot of things we did right through the match. [Absent stars] At some stage, people are going to go, we know that. All these guys are short on experience but they’ve played a lot of cricket. We have got to nurture them and make them understand the game.
When put under pressure they responded pretty well. Credit goes to the entire team for that. We talk about scoring runs, but it is as important to take 20 wickets to win the Test match. Everyone, all the bowlers came and responded. They wanted to make a difference with the ball in hand,” he said.


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