Indian batsmen and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who paved the way for an India A win against Sri Lanka, said he lacked the confidence while at the nets ahead of his come-back match.
The right hand batsman also expressed his interest to build up match practice in domestic matches, before returning to the national squad.
Speaking to Indian Express, the 27-year-old said that he was in doubt about his performance when practicing in the nets ahead of the Wankhede game.
Rohit said he was in a double mind over whether he could push for the shots he desired.
The 27 year old however made a soothing comeback as he went on to score 142 to be the pillar of India A’s 88 run victory against Sri Lanka.
He also admitted that it never was a plain sailing to return to the pitch after a prolonged gap. “I started off slow but I knew that I will take some time to get back into the groove” said Rohit.
The Mumbai man has been kept off the field since the England tour following a finger injury and is making his return to the squad ahead of the World Cup.
Rohit however believes to give himself more time for the local matches before being included in the national squad.
Rohit’s 142 run innings was praised by assistant coach Sanjay Bangar and said he was fit for jumping into the national squad.
Rohit has been not included in the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka, but would be hoping to join the dressing room before the squad heads for the Australian tour.