Colombo, Sep 2:
India batsman Rohit Sharma said he would prefer to stick to his style of play and aim at working harder in the nets to become a better player.
The Mumbai batsman scored 202 runs in six innings against Sri Lanka in the just concluded three-match Test series. India beat Sri Lanka 2-1 to win a Test series in the emerald island after 22 years.
“I have zero expectations outside. What happens outside is not going to help my cricket. What is going to help my cricket is me working hard, doing what I have been doing in the nets and getting better as a player everyday. And I will stick to it,” Rohit was quoted as saying by bcci.tv on Wednesday.
“As long as I am enjoying my cricket nothing can stop me. I am really enjoying with the boys, enjoying the victories we are having and yeah I am a very positive person,” he added.
The 28-year-old right-hander said he is open to bat at any position be it in Tests or One-Day Internationals (ODI) as said by the team management.
“It’s really important what the captain and team management wants. Nowhere is it written in the world that No. 4 belongs to this person, No. 3 belongs to that person. If you understand well and good. As a batsmen you want to bat as up the order as possible to get more opportunities and face more balls and score big runs.
“Again, the management felt I bat at No. 5 and they came and spoke to me and I was okay to whatever they wanted. The same thing happened to me in ODIs as well. They felt I should open for whatever abilities I have. So I agreed to do whatever they want me to do. I cannot have my own preference, it’s a team game and you do what the team wants from you,” Rohit concluded. (IANS)