Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was not at all happy with the way Rohit Sharma played the wrong shot at the wrong time during the 29th game against the England national cricket team in the ICC ODI World Cup tournament. The battle between the two teams took place at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first on a wicket that provided a great deal of assistance to the bowlers where the batters hardly had their say. England bowlers kept the Indian batters in check by sticking to their subtle bowling variations of good line and length.
India’s top-order batters namely Shubman Gill (9), Virat Kohli (0) and Shreyas Iyer (4) failed to bring the best out of themselves as they were outplayed by the England bowlers. After a top-order collapse, Rohit Sharma went about his work as he assessed the conditions and played one of the best ODI innings of his career.
Gautam Gambhir feels Rohit Sharma played a bad shot
It was well and truly a captain’s knock as Rohit Sharma chipped in with 87 runs before he played a bad shot off Adil Rashid’s wrong ‘un and paid the price. The skipper played with the turn and attempted to play a big shot which backfired him. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir reckons that Rohit Sharma shouldn’t have played that shot considering the situation of the game.
“He played a bad shot and wasted all the hard work he had put in to reach a score of 87. He didn’t think about the team. I wouldn’t have said anything if he was batting with Jasprit Bumrah but Suryakumar Yadav was at the crease, who is a proper batter,” the former Indian opener and 2011 World Cup winner added during the game.
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