Rohit Sharma: Walking at top of order is the best thing

Rohit Sharma is looking forward to keep providing Team India solid starts up the order.

Updated: Feb 18, 2016, 17:04 PM IST
Rohit Sharma: Walking at top of order is the best thing

New Delhi: India's limited-overs opener Rohit Sharma has been going through a purple patch with the willow for quite some time now.

And as the two major T20I tournaments – Asia Cup and ICC World T20 – are lined up, the free flowing batsman is looking forward to keep providing Team India solid starts up the order.

During an exclusive interview with Cricbuzz, the swashbuckling opener told the cricket centric website that he is looking forward to finish the job for India.

“Yes, and I am looking forward to that. One of the things I'm looking to achieve is to finish the job for the team - to be out there for as long as possible, increase my contribution in the team's success rate. Walking at the top of the order is the best thing.

“I get to play the most number of deliveries, so that's the perfect opportunity to build an innings. I get to play more deliveries than even Shikhar [Dhawan], who's at the non-striker's end. I face the first ball,” said Rohit.

Rohit, 28, also talked about the art of pacing an innings, though, he feels that it doesn't come naturally to him.

“It's not coming to me naturally but I'd like to put it as natural progression. It's coming, I guess, after playing the amount of cricket I've played now. I'm learning from my past mistakes and trying to correct them as I move forward.

“Experience at the international level has probably taught me what it takes to go out there and get a hundred or to build an innings or to win a game. I keep thinking about strategies, analysing situations, and working it out inside my mind, see what is best for the team at that point,” added Rohit.