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AUS vs IND, 4th Test: Rohit Sharma Needs To Improve His Performance, Says Ricky Ponting

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday mentioned if opener Rohit Sharma needs to be a constant batsman in Test cricket, the India vice-captain can’t reward his wicket away after a promising begin. Rohit was wanting in nice contact on Day two of the fourth Test in opposition to Australia at The Gabba earlier than he obtained out attempting to clear the boundary in opposition to Nathan Lyon. Ponting mentioned even when that’s Rohit’s fashion, he must do higher. “It’s easy to say that’s the way he plays but you’ve got to be better than that,” quoted Ponting as saying.

“If you want to be a really good, consistent Test match batsman you can’t just be going and throwing what could have been such a promising innings away like he did,” he added.

Ponting defined that Australia had set a sport plan to bamboozle Rohit and the opener fell into the entice.

“He got to 44 comfortably, everything seemed to be hitting the middle of the bat, he just started to play some nice drives down the ground,” mentioned Ponting.

“And the trap was set for him as well, that mid-on fieldsman was three-quarters of the way back, there was also a deep forward square leg, so what Rohit was thinking there we’ll never know. I’m sure Rohit would love to have his time over again,” he added.

Rohit mentioned he needs to satisfy the sure function given to him by the workforce administration. 

“It’s only three innings, of course, I have opened in India in the limited-overs format, it is time for me to test myself in the longer format as well, the team has shown a lot of confidence in my ability at the top,” mentioned Rohit through the digital press convention on the finish of the day”s motion on Saturday.

“I have to do what the team expects me to do, I don’t need to worry about what happens outside. The team expects me to play a certain role at the top of the order and I will try to do it as much as I can,” he added.

Rohit mentioned he was analysing learn how to get the higher of Australian bowlers whereas he was in quarantine.


“Having watched the first two Tests in Adelaide and Melbourne while I was in quarantine, I saw the discipline the Australian bowlers had. You have to try to figure out how to score runs against these guys, they do not give anything so easily,” he mentioned.

“It is something I was trying to think about my batting when I was not playing, in the first half of my batting. I was getting closer to the ball and once I am in, I try to hit few shots, in the end, you want to score runs, it worked until I got out,” he added.

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