Rogers mulled over retirement after being struck in the back of the helmet by a Rohit Sharma sweep shot.
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Australia batsman Chris Rogers says he contemplated retirement after being hit in the back of the helmet from a Rohit Sharma sweep shot while fielding in the second Test against India.
Rogers was struck in a similar spot to where the late Phillip Hughes was fatally hit during a Sheffield Shield game in late November.
“It was an interesting time after what happened with Phil. There are a lot of guys who are finding it pretty hard. Mortality hadn’t really been an issue in the game,” Rogers was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I fielded at short leg on the last day in the Test when Michael Clarke got injured in Adelaide, and I took one on the hip there, and I didn’t do very well (with the bat), so I wasn’t happy with my own form.
“Then we went up to Brisbane and day one I was under there and Rohit Sharma swept one and he hit me in the back of the helmet, and it’s only inches away from where Phil got hit.
“So you just have different thoughts go through your head. That night I was pretty upset so I just wasn’t sure which way to go. I had to speak to a few people close to me.”
Rogers went on to score 417 runs at an average of 52.12 in the four Test series.