Rohit Sharma was unfazed about India’s display in the second ODI where the entire team got skittled out for a paltry 117 and it has been a while since India has been thumped head first to the ground suffering a 10-wickets defeat in their home. However, the Indian captain believes that it was a one off and all the talks about the voodoo of a left arm seamer will prove to be everything but consequential once the Indian batters hit the right yards.
It is never easy for a skipper to be a part of the post-match conference particularly when your team takes a thrashing and that too a merciless one. However, Rohit Sharma is altogether of a different mould and doesn’t shy away from what is supposed to be his. He stepped up in the post-match presentation and bit the bullet before he could eventually spurt out that this is nothing short of a one-off and India houses the potential to turn this around in a heartbeat.
Here is what Rohit Sharma had to say after India’s crushing defeat against Australia
Talking in the post-match presentation, Rohit Sharma said, “When you have a quality bowler in the opposition, he is bound to take wickets. He is trying his best to get your best players out. Whether it’s a left-armer or a right-armer, they will get wickets. The right-armers have troubled us well, nobody talks about it. We don’t look too much into the left-arm or the right-arm — wickets are wickets. If you lose wickets, it is a concern. We will look into all sorts of things: how we are getting out, what we need to do, how we can come up with better plans, better methods against the seamers.”
He further added, “When things don’t happen, there are a lot of thoughts that can come (in). But we try and get the best players out there in the middle to go and face this challenge. It didn’t work out today for us, maybe it won’t be the same in Chennai, who knows. You know, the last six ODIs, if I remember a lot of the top order (batsmen) got big runs. When we really need to look into it, we will definitely look into it.”
The major pointer that India will need to look about when they battle Australia for the series finale
Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma departed in the exact same over where Suryakumar Yadav fell for the second time against Mitchell Starc and that too without scoring. However, the Indian captain has full faith in his team and vowed to turn the tide around as the series finale awaits in less than a couple of days’ time.
Rohit Sharma concluded by saying, “We will look into all sorts of things, how we are getting out, what we need to come up with better plans and methods against seamers.” India will be taking on Australia in less than a couple of days’ time at Chennai where the series finale awaits both sides and it will be an important test for the Indian top-order particularly after failing to hit the right spots in the first couple of games.