IND vs AUS: “That Dismissal Is Something He Will Look Back And Think” – Matthew Hayden Says There Was Some Arrogancy In Rohit Sharma’s Batting

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India retained the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) for the fourth consecutive time with a 2-0 lead against Australia in the ongoing four-match series. Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden slammed Rohit Sharma’s approach in the third Test match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Wednesday, March 1.

India opted to bat for the first time in the series after winning the toss. Skipper Rohit Sharma survived twice in the first over, as Australia didn’t take a review on both occasions. However, the right-handed batter failed to take advantage of the opportunities, as he was dismissed for 12 runs by Matt Kuhnemann.

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The 35-year-old batter came down the track to hit the maximum, but the ball turned away from him, and wicketkeeper Alex Carey removed the bails. His wicket triggered India’s collapse as the home team was bundled out for just 109 runs. The left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann picked up his first five-wicket haul in red-ball cricket.

There Are Some Forgettable Shots – Matthew Hayden

During the innings break on Star Sports 1, Matthew Hayden said there was a bit of arrogance in Rohit Sharma’s batting following India’s dominance in the first half of the series.

“I think there are some forgettable shots, no doubt about it. Rohit Sharma – and I’ve always said this about Test match cricket – the captain leads from the front. So that dismissal is something he will look back and think – Maybe I was a little lazy, maybe I was a little apprehensive,” Hayden told Star Sports.

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They Don’t Have Their Captain And David Warner – Matthew Hayden

Hayden said that Australia dominated the hosts in the third Test, despite the absence of captain Pat Cummins, pacer Josh Hazlewood, and veteran opener David Warner.

“Winning the toss, you want to make a big impression, want to enforce that dominance onto Australia, who are depleted. They don’t have their captain, they don’t have David Warner. Lots to lose for them, including not being in that Test Championship [final]. I think [there was] maybe a little bit of complacency mixed with a little bit of arrogancy as well,” Hayden added.

Usman Khawaja scored a brilliant half-century on the turning track and helped his team go past India’s total. Australia scored 156 runs for the loss of four wickets at the end of Day 1, with a lead of 47 runs in the first innings. The left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took all four wickets, while the other bowlers failed to grab any wickets.

Also read: IND VS AUS: Never Said It Was Impossible- Former Pakistani Pacer Reacts After He Once Predicted Virat Kohli Can’t Make Comeback

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