India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday stated that he doesn’t remorse taking part in the aerial shot off the bowling of Nathan Lyon on the second day of the continued fourth and ultimate Test towards Australia right here on the Gabba, Brisbane. Rohit performed a knock of 44, however in attempting to hit a six off Lyon, the opener ended up gifting his wicket. But the Test deputy stated that he simply did not join effectively. “I reached where I wanted to reach, just that I did not connect with where I wanted to hit the ball. I was trying to pierce that long-on and deep square-leg fielder, I just did not connect with the way I would have loved to. I actually liked what I did today, before coming here, we knew it would be a good pitch to bat, of course, there would be bounce and carry to the keeper, but this is what I enjoy,” Rohit stated in the course of the digital press convention.
“Once I was in and I had played a few overs, I realised there was not much swing so I did little adjustment there, after that, it was an unfortunate dismissal, it is something I won’t regret. I like to put pressure on the bowler once I am in and that is my role in this team to keep putting pressure on the bowlers. The run-scoring has been slightly difficult for both the teams so someone needs to put their hand up and think about how to put pressure on the bowlers,” he added.
Elaborating additional on his level, Rohit stated: “In doing that, there is a chance of making mistakes but you should be ready to accept that. It was a plan so I actually have no regrets about playing that shot, it is something I like to, Nathan Lyon is a smart bowler, he bowled into me so I was not able to get the elevation.”
On the second day of the fourth Test, Rohit in attempting to be optimistic, chipped the ball to deepish mid-on and consequently, he was despatched again to the pavilion by Nathan Lyon.
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar didn’t maintain again on his criticism and stated that there isn’t a excuse for Rohit to be taking part in that sort of shot.
“Why? Why? Why? That is an unbelievable shot. That’s an irresponsible shot. There is a fielder at long-on, there is a fielder there at deep square leg. You have just hit a boundary a couple of balls earlier, why would you play that shot? You are a senior player, there is no excuse, absolutely no excuse for that shot. An unnecessary wicket, gifted away. Total unnecessary,” stated Gavaskar whereas commentating for Channel 7.
Rain pressured early stumps on day two of the fourth Test between Australia and India at The Gabba on Saturday. India ended the day at 62/2 nonetheless trailing the hosts by 307 runs.
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