Young Madhya Pradesh batsman Ajay Rohera, who created history by slamming highest first-class score on debut, idolises master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and says he will try to quickly get over the euphoria surrounding his feat and focus on scoring more runs for his team.
Talking to PTI Sunday, the young batsman said he will not keep thinking about his name being etched in the record books and going forward try to keep things simple while batting.
"I will make a fresh start in coming matches. Now, my world record is a matter of history. I will be able to score runs as early as I forget this record," he said.
"As a player, I want to keep things simple. If I show haste in the coming matches, things will get difficult day-by -day," Rohera said
Asked what was going on in his mind while chasing the world record at the Holkar Stadium, Rohera said, "I was thinking to perform naturally through my bat. I was not thinking to do something different."
He said, "Tendulkar is my all-time ideal in the cricket world and I always draw inspiration from him."
The cricketer's father Rajkumar Rohera hails from Dewas near Indore and runs an ice cream manufacturing unit, while his mother Priya Rohera is a housewife.
The opener had led Madhya Pradesh's under-23 team in the CK Naidu Trophy.
Rohera said, "My dream is to ensure first Ranji Trophy title for Madhya Pradesh by performing well."
Madhya Pradesh have never won the Ranji Trophy. Their best performance came in 1998-1999 when they finished runners- up, losing in the final to Karnataka.
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