October 3, 2022
IND vs AUS – “Was quite surprised”: Rohit Sharma on his 90m six in 2nd T20I


India captain Rohit Sharma is extremely happy with Axar Patel’s bowling effort but is eagerly waiting to see what he does after the spin all-rounder left a mark in the team’s win in the second T20I against Australia on Friday. Kind of batting. The left-arm spinner took two wickets – Glenn Maxwell and Tim David – and conceded only 13 runs in his two overs in the winning game for the hosts.

Rohit said, “Akshar can bowl at any stage, gives me the advantage of using other bowlers in different situations as well – maybe use fast bowlers in the middle overs if he bowls in the powerplays. I would also like to see his batting,” said Rohit. ,

The captain himself played a match-winning innings of 46 not out. His first six was a huge 90-metre shot off fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.

“I was actually quite surprised too. Didn’t expect to hit like this, glad it turned out. That’s what I’ve been playing for the past 8-9 months. You really can’t plan too much in something so small It’s a game,” he said of his batting.

“The bowlers had something to bowl and we bowled well. Later the dew started coming, which is why we saw some full tosses from Harshal.” A lot is being said about the fitness of fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. There is speculation that since he was not played in the first match of the series.

Tonight he looked like getting his momentum back but Rohit said, he and his team will not analyze the pacer much at this stage.

“Coming back after a few months, a back injury can be tough. I’m not going to talk much about how he bowled. We got important wickets. As a team we’re not going to do too much analysis. Just want her to come and enjoy,” he said.

He explained that he allowed Dinesh Karthik to come ahead of Rishabh Pant for a reason. Karthik faced just two balls and hit a six and a four to end the match in style for India.

“Glad that DK could do well. It’s been a while because he has some time in between. The idea was if we should bring in Rishabh, but I thought Sam was going to bowl an off-cutter, so I thought let DK in and he is playing that role for us anyway.”

Elaborating on his thought process while in the middle, Karthik said, “As a middle-order batsman it is all about execution. It feels good to score winning runs. Rohit with the bat and Axar with the ball stood out Nice to see Bumrah back.”

“We need to keep the momentum going. 1-1 is a good score. You want to play those crunch games. But more importantly, we are happy to present a show to the crowd without any injuries.”

Australia captain Aaron Finch acknowledged Rohit and Axar as India’s main performers.

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“Rohit played brilliantly and Axar’s two overs made the difference. Wade is a quiet customer at the back end and he has developed into that finisher’s role. Zampa was good too.”

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