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“Did not Apply Ourselves”: Rohit Sharma On Batting Peformance In 2nd T20I vs West Indies | Cricket Information

India captain Rohit Sharma mentioned he’ll proceed to again younger bowlers and provides them alternatives to showcase their abilities at crunch moments of a recreation. Rohit’s feedback got here within the backdrop of his choice to herald Avesh Khan (1/31 from 2.2 overs) to bowl the final over of the low-scoring second T20I as an alternative of the extra skilled Bhuvneswar Kumar (0/12 from 2 overs).

Rohit mentioned he needed to check India’s bowling depth with an eye fixed on the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr.

“It is all about giving alternative. We all know Bhuvneshwar, what he brings to the desk, however in case you do not give alternative to Avesh or Arshdeep you’ll by no means discover out what it means to bowl on the loss of life for India,” Rohit mentioned after the match.

“They’ve achieved it within the IPL. Only one recreation, these guys needn’t panic. They want backing and alternative,” he added.

Whereas Rohit feels that the Indian batters didn’t apply themselves on a batting-friendly floor within the five-wicket defeat towards West Indies within the second T20, he’s hopeful of a fast turnaround.

“It was not sufficient runs on the board for us. We did not bat properly. Pitch was enjoying fairly properly however we did not apply ourselves. However that may occur,” he mentioned.

“I’ve mentioned many times that if you find yourself making an attempt one thing as a batting group, it will not work out at all times. We’ll attempt to see our errors and look to appropriate them,” Rohit added.

Obed McCoy wreaked havoc with the ball with sensible figures of 6 for 17 as India managed simply 138 runs.

Rohit lauded the combating spirit of his aspect, particularly the bowlers, who dragged the sport until the final over.

“Pleased with the workforce. When you find yourself defending a goal like that, it could finish in 13-14 overs otherwise you attempt to drag it to the final over. Guys saved combating, it was necessary to take wickets. The planning we did, the blokes got here and executed,” he mentioned.

“Pleased with bowlers, however there are specific issues within the batting we have to have a look at. I’ll many times say that we’ll proceed to bat on this vogue as a result of we wish to obtain one thing. One-off outcome, should not panic. After one loss we can’t change issues round,” he added.


India will tackle the West Indies within the delayed third T20I on the similar venue on Tuesday.

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