Indian batsman says he has answered most of his critics quite emphatically
New Delhi: With some fine performances in all three formats of the game, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says he has answered most of his critics quite emphatically in the past one year but cannot really do much about those who keep thinking about him like obsessive lovers.
"Even after a good last season, there were people who were still criticising me. So I have realised that I have to just score runs because some criticism will always be there. I will do what's there in my control as I have no control on what others feel about me. Critics actually are like girlfriends, they never stop thinking about you," Rohit told PTI.
With more than 1000 runs in ODIs during the last season apart from winning Player-of-the-series award in his debut Test series, Rohit has finally shown the consistency that his ardent fans expected from him.
"It has been a good year and I would like to continue the good work in the coming season. I am confident that I will be able to win matches for India," the Mumbaikar said.
Ask about the much-anticipated England series starting in the last week of this month, Rohit said mentally, he has started preparing but is not losing sleep over it.
"I have been watching the ongoing England vs Sri Lanka series to get an idea about their team. I wouldn't like to over-prepare.
I believe that once you are in the groove, you can create your own strategy reacting to the situations. It worked for me in New Zealand, where I batted well. Obviously, the basics will remain the same," he said.
The number of runs scored by Rohit Sharma in six Tests at an average of 56.87
'Look' how the Sheena Bora case has taken a toll on Indrani Mukerjea
Photos: Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Shilpa Shetty's movie outing in Juhu
Birthday special: 14 Bollywood actors who made it big on TV
Photos: Vaani Kapoor, Poonam Pandey, Sana Khan at fashion event
Photos: Rishi Kapoor, wife Neetu, daughter Riddhima at book launch