Thursday, March 30, 2023

Rohit Sharma after Bangladesh loss: India 30-40 runs quick, must rethink batting vs spinners

India captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday made no bones about the truth that his batting unit wants to point out exceptional enchancment on deal with spinners on cheesy monitor after shedding a low-scoring thriller in opposition to Bangladesh by 1 wicket.

Bangladesh’s tenth wicket pair of Mehidy Hasan Miraj and Mustafizur Rahaman scripted an unbelievable turnaround with a 51-run stand that noticed the hosts surpass a goal of 187 in 46 overs.

But it surely was left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (5 wickets) and off-spinner Miraj (1 wicket), who shared bulk of spoils throughout Indian innings because the guests discovered it tough to barter the sluggish bowlers on a monitor that had flip and bounce.

“The pitch was a bit challenging, the odd ball was turning. You have to understand how to play. There are no excuses, we are used to such types of conditions,” Rohit mentioned on the post-match presentation ceremony.

“We need to look at how to bat against their spinners in these conditions. The genes are there, these guys grew up playing in such conditions. It is all about handling pressure.” Whereas the final wicket pair pulled off a heist after being 136 for 9 within the fortieth over, Rohit didn’t run away from the core downside and that’s inept batting.

“It wasn’t enough runs. Another 30-40 runs would have made a difference. With KL and Washy, we could have got there. Unfortunately, we lost wickets in the middle, and it is not easy to make a comeback,” the Indian captain mentioned.

He did reward his bowlers regardless of an detached final half-hour. “It was a very close game. We did very well to come back into the game. We did not bat well. We bowled pretty well and kept them under pressure till the end. They held their nerves at the back-end.

“If you look back at how we bowled, of course the last few overs where we would have liked to get a wicket, we kept taking wickets all through,” the skipper seemed on the positives.

The following match can be at Mirpur and Rohit is hoping for a greater present.

“I am sure these guys will learn and we look forward to the next game. Hopefully we can change things around. We know exactly what we need to do in these conditions,” he mentioned. 

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