When it comes to Suryakumar, we all know the quality he has – Rohit Sharma￼
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav made a great partnership of 104-runs to help India to win the game and seal the series 2-1 against Australia, after the victory; skipper Rohit Sharma lauded both the hitters for their fantastic performance.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav made a great partnership of 104-runs to help India to win the game and seal the series 2-1 against Australia.
Both played an outstanding knock and helped their side chase down the target of 187 in the last game of the series, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. After the victory, skipper Rohit Sharma lauded both the hitters for their fantastic performance.
“When it comes to Suryakumar, we all know the quality he has. He can play shots all over the ground and that is what makes him special. He has been consistent with the bat. Whenever he got an opportunity, he played an impactful inning. Every time, I see him, he has taken his game a notch higher. It is a good sign as a player. Today he was exceptional. We were two down in the powerplay. To come out and play like he played to take the game away from the opposition was great,”said Rohit during a post-match press conference.
“Not to forget Virat on the other end. He got a crucial partnership with Suryakumar. It was great for us to get that kind of batsmanship from those two guys. When you chase 180, it is not easy, especially after losing two wickets. But they kept their calm and backed themselves, playing their shots. Good to watch it from outside as well,”he added.
While concerning pacers, Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who have been getting a ton of fire for releasing many runs, Rohit backed both of them saying that the group trust in their quality.
“I have been talking about how it is difficult for bowlers to come back from an injury. He (Harshal) missed cricket for close to two months. We have not judged him on basis of his performances in these three games. We know his quality. He has bowled some tough overs for us in the past and for his franchise too. We believe in his quality. It is important to keep showing that faith. I am sure he is working on rectifying his mistakes. He is always working on his skills,”said Rohit.
“Of late, he (Bhuvneshwar) has not delivered as per expectations, but it can happen to anyone. It is not easy to bowl in death overs. We are working on some execution plans; we will give him more options to bowl at the death. He will be as good as he was before. He is not short of confidence, it is still there. It is important how you come back after some bad games and we want him to do that as soon as possible,”he added.
Team India will next face South Africa in a three-match T20I series, starting Wednesday.