India’s opener Rohit Sharma, who is preparing to play only his second pink ball test, said on Sunday that he would have to show ‘extra vigilance and concentration’ while batting during the Twilight in the day-night Test against England. Rohit, who played an aggressive innings of 161 runs in the second Test in Chennai, played in the first day-night Test in India against Bangladesh in November 2019, but did not have to bat at the time of Godhuli (evening).
Rohit said online ahead of the third Test against England starting here on Wednesday, ‘I have heard from my teammates so far that it keeps in mind. I have played only one pink ball Test against Bangladesh but did not get a chance to bat (Godhuli) when the sun is going to roll, ” he said.
He said, ‘Of course it is a bit challenging, the weather and lights suddenly change. You have to be extra alert and focused, you have to talk to yourself. All batsmen are aware of this type of challenge. We just need to keep this situation in mind and play accordingly. ‘
The four-Test series is still 1–1. The first match was won by England, while India named the second match, giving a big shock to the visiting team.