‘Test hundreds are the stuff dreams are made of’, says Sam Robson

"It's been a special day...one I certainly won't ever be forgetting"

“It’s been a special day…one I certainly won’t ever be forgetting”

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England opening batsman Sam Robson has described his maiden Test century against Sri Lanka on the second day of the second Test at Headingley as “the stuff dreams are made of”.

Robson looked extremely comfortable at the crease once he settled down and subsequently went on to score 127 off 253 balls, which included 15 boundaries and a six.

“It’s worked out unbelievably well…Test hundreds are the stuff dreams are made of,” the Australian-born batsman said. “It’s been a special day…one I certainly won’t ever be forgetting.

“I tried to get myself in and get the team into a decent position and the more time you spend at the crease the more comfortable you feel. I felt good in the middle.”

Speaking about his rather calm and composed celebration after reaching the triple figure mark, Robson said: “I was just trying to soak it all up really, such a special, unbelievable moment. I didn’t know what to do…run around? Just carry on? I just tried to enjoy what was an unbelievable feeling.

“Ian Bell at the other end said ‘just enjoy the moment, take your time’. I raised my bat and did just that.”

Robson was also quick to brush aside the topic of the 2015 Ashes series, which will be held in England.

“I came to England when I finished school, moved over here and have been here six or seven years,” he said. “I’ve loved every minute of playing for Middlesex, and loved living in London. I’ve got a great life here. This is where my life is at really.

“The way the rules were, going back (to Australia) and playing there wasn’t really an option anyway.

“There was a chance to play some domestic cricket there (in Australia) in the winter, but I was with the Lions group and the England Performance Programme, and that was the end of it really.”

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