Vastavam web: Flamboyant India batsman Rohit Sharma feels cricketers have a short shelf life and they shouldn’t complain about burnouts.Stating that he doesn’t believe in taking a break citing tight schedule as excuse, Rohit said: “Cricketers have limited careers, we cannot play till the (age of) 60, 70. We have to make the most of the time we have.Asked whether he would like to take a break at some point given the tight schedules, the Mumbai batsman, who holds the record for the highest ODI score (of 264) said: “Not really. I am coming back from an injury. I don’t see myself doing that, I want to play as much as possible. Whenever I get the opportunity I want to be there on the field.”
“Because of the schedules, you see a lot of rotation happening. Whenever we play a series we have to make sure that the guys are 100 per cent fit and the trainers take care of that.”Asked about India’s plan to contain Australia captain Steve Smith, Rohit said: “We have to make sure he doesn’t score too many runs.”Rohit, who is coming off a good ODI tour of Sri Lanka where he scored 302 runs including two centuries and a 50, said he hoped to continue the good form against the visiting Australians.Rohit had scored 491 runs in the last home series against Australia in 2013 which India won 3-2 with two games being abandoned due to weather conditions.
Asked to compare Ravindra Jadeja, who was rested for the limited-overs leg of the Lanka tour and from the first three ODIs against Australia and Axar Patel, Rohit said both are different.