After scoring back-to-back hundreds in his first two Test matches against the West Indies at home, Rohit Sharma has not been able to deliver the goods for India in the longer format of the game. After a splendid start to his Test career, Rohit has only managed to score two half-centuries so far in 11 Test matches.
No doubt, Rohit Sharma has cemented his place in the ODI team, but his performances in the Test arena does not guarantee him a place in the longer version of the game. The next two Test series against Sri Lanka and South Africa are going to important for Rohit's Test career.
Rohit feels that he finds himself in a tricky position as far as Test cricket is concerned.
"I stand in a very tricky position. I definitely want to do well in every Test match I am playing but it's not easy knowing how Test matches are played these days. It's a challenge and I love challenges. The Sri Lanka series and after that we have a lot of series in India. It will be great opportunity for me to go and perform there," Rohit told BCCI's official website.
Rohit Sharma was selected over Chetweshwar Pujara for a starting role in the middle order of the Indian team against Bangaldesh, but the Mumbai lad was not impressive in the one-off Test in Fatullah, scoring only 6 runs.
In the upcoming Sri Lanka tour as well, Rohit may get the nod over Pujara, but his performances on the tour will play an important role in the team's selection for the series against South Africa.
The problem with Rohit has been his failure to convert starts into big scores. During India's tour of Australia last year as well, Rohit had scores of 43, 32 and 53 in the series, but could not capitalise on it.
But, Rohit Sharma does not want to keep worrying about his failure to score consistent runs in Test cricket, and remains confident his fortunes will change from the Sri Lanka series.
"It does bother when you don't get runs in Test matches but I don't want to keep sulking about it. I want to look forward," the elegant batsman added. "Now I am looking forward to the Sri Lanka series.
"I am a positive person so I only look forward to good things. I hope I can change things around a little bit [in Sri Lanka series] for me and my country. I don't need to prove anything to anyone."
India will travel to Sri Lanka to play a three-match Test series, with the first one starting on 12 August.