Boxing Day Test on home turf is something one `dreams` of, claims Chris Rogers

Australia Opening batsman Chris Rogers

Sydney, Dec 24: Australia Opening batsman Chris Rogers, who would play his second home Test on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), has reportedly said it is something one dreams of and cannot take away.

In last week’s second Test win over India in Brisbane, Rogers produced a pair of 55s to break a run drought of four successive Tests without a half-century which had sparked speculation over his place in the side.

According to News.com.au report, Rogers, who hit 61 and 116 against England last summer at the MCG, said that to go out and play in a second Boxing Day Test is something one dreams of and cannot take away.

The Australia Opening batsman is hoping to get a score because he likes playing there. He said that a hundred in a Boxing Day Test, as it was last year, would be as good as it gets.

Rogers has admitted that he was deeply affected in Brisbane after being struck on the back of the head while fielding at short leg during the second Test against India at the Gabba.

According Stuff.co.nz report, he expressed that a lot of things go through one’s mind especially after everything that had happened recently. He added that he was hit two inches from where Phillip Hughes got hit.

Recalling the incident, Rogers said he was a little bit upset at the time and hadn’t really wanted to speak to anyone.

Recently, Shane Watson was also struck by a bouncer delivery on the helmet during a training session for the upcoming Boxing Day Test against India.

(With Agency Inputs)

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