'It’s been a turbulent few months'- Emotional Jason Roy after ending his poor run of form
Following the 2019 ODI World Cup, Jason Roy scored a century against a full-time nation by top-scoring 113 off 91 in the first ODI against South Africa.
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English batter, Jason Roy, had hit a rough patch in his sinking career, received a big push as he smashed a century against South Africa in the first ODI on Friday (January 28). His valiant knock went in vain as Rassie van der Dussen's hundred ensured that England lost the match by 27 runs. Albeit, Roy's century certainly boosts the English camp as they prepare for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India.
In totality, this was his first 50-plus knock from the last 15 international innings, as the player scored an impressive 79-ball century. After the game, he revealed that he got emotional after scoring a big knock and agreed that it has been a troubling few years lately.
“I’m feeling very good, I actually didn’t sleep that well – I had about five hours’ sleep, I was a bit overcome with a few emotions and stuff like that, it’s been a turbulent few months. I woke up really well, though, it was the best five hours’ sleep I’ve had," Jason Roy said, as quoted by independent.co.uk.
The 32-year-old opener's celebration to a century clearly highlighted his wait for a big knock and his recent struggles as well. He said that there was a bit of anger in his celebration and revealed how he overcame his struggles.
“It’s been a horrible year. (The celebration) was a little bit of anger around it all just because I set everything to the back of my mind and locked a few things away in a cupboard and went out and played the way I have played throughout my career," Roy added.
It's a case of keeping pushing: Jason Roy
The top-order batter scored just 39 runs from three ODIs against Australia in November last year and also lost his place in England's T20I team recently. Roy scored just 100 runs from eight innings for Paarl Royals in the ongoing SA20 2023 and will be under pressure to build up his form in the latest century. He denied the question of getting carried away and said that he will keep pushing ahead of a big year for England in ODIs.
“Absolutely not, I don’t see it that way. I’ve played a lot of games in my career, been around for a while now and even after a bad year you can get forgotten quite quickly. It's a case of keep pushing, keeping this environment going in this culture we have in the team because it's a huge year ahead for us in 50-over cricket", Jason Roy concluded.
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