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The Chennai wicket will offer plenty of runs: Rohit Sharma

India will take on Australia in the 1st ODI at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on 17th September

Rohit Sharma
Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma takes part in a practice session. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has said that that the Chennai wicket for the 1st ODI is a belter, and it looks like a run feast is on the cards. India will take on Australia in the 1st ODI at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on 17th September. Sharma, who made a comeback from injury earlier this year, is in terrific form.

The last time Australia played a limited overs series against India, Sharma scored a magnificent double hundred. It was his maiden double, after which he scored his second one against Sri Lanka.

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I have not observed it very keenly but glanced at it while taking a walk, and it looks like a proper Chennai wicket which is hard and thus will offer plenty of runs to the batsmen. However, we can only get more clarity when we start training,” Rohit said.

Rohit is optimistic

“I would be happy if I could repeat the performances from last time,” Rohit said on Thursday on the sidelines of an Adidas event. He, though, didn’t forget to mention that this is a different Australia side than 2013. “Australia are a different side with a different team dynamics. Our team dynamics have changed. Every time you play a new series, you come with a new mind set and try to repeat the same performances. I have to think fresh and not dwell on what happened in the past. That is what I will try and do,” Rohit added.

Talking about a possible break from cricket, Sharma said “Cricketers have a limited career. We have to make the most of the time we have. So there are no excuses of burnout or being on tight schedule. We have to play as much we can. I wouldn’t like to take a break. I am coming from an injury layoff so I don’t see myself doing that.

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