Rohit Sharma is refusing to think about a possible recall to the Indian team, saying his sole focus is on winning the IPL with the Mumbai Indians.
The 24-year-old was part of India’s limited-overs squad that toured South Africa at the start of the year, but poor form saw him drop out of the team which went on to win the World Cup.
Sharma has put the disappointment of missing out on India’s glorious run in the cricket showpiece aside and regained some of form in the IPL. He scored 282 runs in the 10 games so far at an average of 56.40.
Despite talk of a possible recall to the national team, the middle-order batsman is putting all his energy into the Indians’ IPL campaign.
“I don’t want to think too much about that,” he is quoted as saying in the Times of India. “I am taking one thing at a time. I just want to concentrate on the IPL. I want to win the trophy for Mumbai. By thinking too much you just confuse yourself.”
Mumbai are sitting pretty at the top of the IPL log with only a few more round-robin games left, but Sharma warns that they can’t afford to slack down before the play-offs.
“As of now we cannot take it easy,” he said.
“We want to be right at the top till we go into the semis. We have four more games to go and other teams are also doing well. So we don’t want to relax. We have to go and play our best cricket in the remaining games.” Cricket365