In my mind, we have won the Test series against England: Rohit Sharma

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04 Oct 2021 | 10:25 AM staff

In my mind, we have won the Test series against England: Rohit Sharma

The Manchester Test was called-off after India were reluctant to take field after their physio had tested positive for Covid-19

The fifth Test between India and England was called off after physio Yogest Parmar had tested positive for Covid-19. The Indian players were skeptical to take the field after that, but India had 2-1 lead going into the Test. 

India batsman Rohit Sharma however says that in his mind, his side have won the Test series. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier said that the series will reach its conclusion in July 2022, when India tour England again for a white-ball series.

"I don't know what's happening with the last Test match. Whether we are playing a one-off Test (next year) but in my mind, we have won the series 2-1," Rohit said during sports apparel giant Adidas' promotional campaign 'Impossible Is Nothing'.

When quizzed about his performance in the Test series, Rohit said, "It was a good one considering where I was standing in my Test career."

But the soon-to-be T20I captain refused to call it his best series. "It's not my best series. I feel my best is yet to come. I utilised the time before the World Test Championship final in Southampton (to figure) what sort of technique and mindset is required. I was pretty happy and would like to take it further."

Rohit has been actively involved with the 'Save the Rhinos' campaign and also for a plastic-free sustainable planet. He spoke about his experience thus far. "It was in 2014 when I went to Kenya and was really sad knowing about the condition of rhinos. India and Africa are two places where we have the maximum rhino population.

"I often thought that why don't I carry my cause on to the field," Rohit said about the company's specially designed cricket shoes which carry the message of saving the rhinos.

(With inputs from PTI)

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