You will never find out what it means to bowl at the death for India – Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said he will keep on sponsoring young bowlers and offer them chances to exhibit their abilities at crunch snapshots of a game while he said he needed to test India’s bowling profundity with an eye on the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said he will keep on sponsoring young bowlers and offer them chances to exhibit their abilities at crunch snapshots of a game.
Rohit’s remark came in the setting of his choice to acquire Avesh Khan to bowl the last over of the low-scoring second T20I rather than the most experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Rohit said he needed to test India’s bowling profundity with an eye on the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
“It’s all about giving opportunity. We know Bhuvneshwar, and what he brings to the table, but if you don’t allow Avesh or Arshdeep you will never find out what it means to bowl at the death for India,”Rohit said after the match.
“They have done it in the IPL. Just one game, those guys don’t need to panic. They need backing and opportunity,”he added.
While Rohit hopes that the Indian players didn’t put forth a concentrated effort on a batting-accommodating surface in the five-wicket defeat against West Indies in the second T20, he is confident of a speedy circle back.
“It was not enough runs on the board for us. We didn’t bat well. Pitch was playing quite nicely but we didn’t apply ourselves. But that can happen,”he said.
“I have said again and again that when you are trying something as a batting group, it won’t work out always. We will try to see our mistakes and look to correct them,”Rohit added.
Rohit admired the battling soul of his side, particularly the bowlers, who hauled the game till the last over.
“Proud of the team. When you are defending a target like that, it can end in 13-14 overs or you try to drag it to the last over. Guys kept fighting, it was important to take wickets. The planning we did, the guys came and executed,”he said.
“Happy with bowlers, but there are certain things in the batting we need to look at. I will, again and again, say that we will continue to bat in this fashion because we want to achieve something. The one-off result shouldn’t panic. After one loss we won’t change things around,”he added.
The third T20 game between India and West Indies will be played at the same venue on Tuesday.