Rohit Sharma, 31-year-old’s career found a new mojo once began opening the innings for India in limited overs cricket, he has never been quite sure of his batting position while leading the Mumbai Indians.
Although he prefers to open the innings, the MI captain has had to bat in the middle order to steady and accelerate the ship at times. Shifting into the last No 4 slot after just the first two games, Rohit endured a poor IPL the last time around, managing just 286 runs in 14 games at the average 23.83.
However, on Tuesday, at MI’s presser ahead of IPL-12, the India limited overs vice-captain has made it clear that he would open during the entire tournament. Clearly, he’s also taken the decision with an eye on warming up for the forthcoming World Cup in England.
“This year I will open the batting for all the games, that’s for sure. That (World Cup) is one of the factors, but I’m also keeping in mind that this is my position when I play for India. And that is where I got a lot of success of late. The team does understand that. We have got some experience in the middle order and that allows me to go and bat at the top. This is probably the season where I am going to do that, I will try and open in every game possible,” he said.