Brisbane: The way Rohit Sharma is out in the fourth Test between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is getting a lot of criticism. Now India’s hitman’s answer has come on this issue, in which he has defended himself.
Rohit Sharma understands the criticism of being out at the wrong time. Despite this, this Indian opener has no qualms about playing that shot on the ball of Nathan Lyon. He said that this is a way of putting pressure on the opposition bowlers.
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Rohit looked in good rhythm during his 44-run knock from 74 balls, when Lion was out trying to pick up the ball at mid-wicket and it is the same shot that he got out early in Test matches. Used to be the reason.
Rohit said at the virtual press conference after the end of the day’s play, ‘You always have a plan and really I have no regrets playing that shot. I always want to put pressure on the bowlers.
Rohit praised Australia’s off-spinner, saying, “Nathan Lyon is a clever bowler and he bowled me in a way that made it difficult for me to lift the ball a bit.”
His shot selection was criticized in the commentary box. Rohit could have started well and made a big score, which made India score 62 for two at stumps.
Rohit understands his disappointment but explains why he played such a stroke. He said, ‘It is not that this (that shot) came from anywhere. This is a shot that I have been playing well before. I want to play this shot.
Rohit said, ‘I play a similar role in this team. When this happens, it looks bad, but I don’t think much because my focus is that when I reach the crease, I will prove to be beneficial.
This senior player said about his intention to play this shot, ‘It means to say that I want to follow a process. Sometimes you are out and sometimes it goes over the rope.
Rohit Sharma further said, ‘But to be honest, my exit was unfortunate and sad. As I said these are my shots and I will continue to play them.
As he always says that he does not have much time to think on the things of his critics. They would instead focus on the role that their team wants from them.
Rohit said, ‘The team has shown great confidence in me. I have to do whatever the team wants from me and don’t worry about anything that happens anywhere, even if people keep talking about anything. Rohit started from 27 and 52 (in Sydney) in all his three innings and scored 44 runs here.
Talking about the technical compatibility of the Australian fast bowlers in Sydney and here in Brisbane to deal well, he said, “There was not much bounce in Sydney so I was staying on the leg stump.”
Rohit said, ‘Here I knew that in which line and length the 2 right-handed bowlers (Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood) will bowl, they are always trying to get you out of the off stump. So here I was towards a little off stump.