IND vs ENG: more attention has to be paid while batting at twilight - Rohit Sharma

IND vs ENG: Day 24 will be played between India and England from February 24 at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. This is the second Pink Ball Test, which is being played in India. Earlier, a Day Night Test match was played against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

22nd February, 2021

Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who is preparing to play only his second pink ball test, said that while batting at twilight here in the India vs England Day Day Test "Extra vigilance and concentration" has to be shown. Rohit, who played an aggressive innings of 161 runs in the second Test in Chennai, played in the first day-night Test in India against Bangladesh in November 2019, but he did not have to bat at the time of Godhuli. Rohit said in an online press conference ahead of the third Test against England starting on Wednesday (24 February), "I have only heard from my teammates that it stays in the mind. I have played only one pink ball Test against Bangladesh,

He said, "Of course it is a bit challenging, the weather and lights suddenly change. You have to be extra vigilant and focused, you have to talk to yourself. All batsmen are aware of this type of challenge. We just need to keep this situation in mind and play accordingly. "

The series of four Test matches is still going 1-1. Apart from this, while fielding at Rohit Motera's newly built Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, he is also concerned about adjusting the lights and the surrounding environment. He said, "Whenever you play in a new stadium, it is always challenging to reconcile with the lights. Tomorrow we will practice under lights, so care must be accustomed to the lights and seats because the seats are not and they are bright. ''

World Test Championship final location for both ongoing series between India and Pakistan due to be at stake India has to win at least one more match to make it to the finals and draw one while England will have to win both matches to make it to the title match.

Rohit said, "Yes, of course we want to qualify, we want to make it to the WTC Finals but to do that we need to do a lot of things right. When we are playing, our focus should be only on what we have to do to win. "He said," We need to take some small steps before reaching the final. Still a lot needs to be done for this. It is important that we stay current and concentrate on our work. ''

The vice-captain of India's limited overs team emphasized the importance of communication which according to him is necessary for the success of the team. Rohit also spoke about his rehabilitation before the Australia series due to a hamstring injury during the last Indian Premier League in the UAE. He thanked the Indian Cricket Board and Cricket Australia for their support during the 14-day quarantine in Australia before the Test series.

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Khushbu Kumari Jha