Rohit Sharma played brilliant innings against Australia, scoring 46* off 20 balls with four fours and four sixes, as India chased down the target of 91 runs with four balls to spare in the second T20, which was reduced to eight overs due to a wet outfield.
Team India’s skipper, who remained unbeaten till the end and was awarded Man of The Match. India won the match by six wickets in Nagpur, on Friday and levelled the series at 1-1.
Speaking on Cricbuzz, Ajay Jadeja praised Team India skipper Rohit Sharma in the post-match analysis. The former India international explained that his batting style helped him pace the innings.
“I think he timed it pretty well because when you look at that you think it’s 20 balls, 46, he must have smashed people. First over, he had two sixes. You know, so he got that big start. Then he paced his innings. When you are a player of quality, what is the difference between, I mean there are great players and good players,” he said.
“But there are certain players, who have only one gear right, you know so either they can you know keep going, keep going, keep going and then the great players do this you know, they you look at the road, they slow down get past those ditches, then when it opens up, then you put your foot on the accelerator and then when you need to slow down you can slow down.
“So, you’ve got to when you have the control of an innings. That is the difference between a good player and a great player,”he added.
Rohit Sharma Is One Of Our Great Players – Ajay Jadeja
The former India cricketer said that Rohit’s ‘positive mindset’ is a huge bonus for India, he is one of our greatest players.
“He is one of our great players and that is why when every time we saw him, you know try and attack or you know be offensive or you know have this positive mindset, it worries you because that’s for some people who don’t have this kind of ability and this is not a young man. He’s been around for 10, 12, 15 years and he’s shown everyone else how to go about.
“So, when we were hearing it from him, that was a scary part but I hope I mean you know this is the right time, things are settling down and a win will make a big difference and in that win now you’ve got everything. Now we’ve got a finisher coming in and finishing it off as well.”
Rohit Sharma Brought Back Ashwin and DK – Ajay Jadeja
Jadeja also highlighted Rohit’s decision to bring back R Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik into the line-up.
“So that has also worked out for him. So things that he’s wanting to do because these are calls that he’s made, he’s brought Ashwin back he’s got DK back for those things also to succeed are very important because it plays on his mind. He’s making those calls and plus he had to worry about his own batting. So his batting’s come good, all the calls that he’s made have also all came good.”
“So this win, maybe an edit over win like you said, but it will make a very big positive impact and now they can go back into their own space and feel comfortable and confidently say this is how we want to play because one is to say this is how we want to play and you’re not sure and you’re going here and there every time, one is to say this is how we want to play whether you win , whether you lose.
“You should be doing that but unfortunately, we were seeing that up and down correct and now that they won I think it’ll allow them to do that,” he concluded.