Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Picture Credit: PTI

Last Update on: September 2nd, 2023 at 11:32 am

India skipper, Rohit Sharma opened up on the upcoming clash between the Men in Blues and Men in Green, saying that he has been playing high-risk cricket in the last two years. He reiterated that he will use his experience in the high-voltage match against Pakistan to deliver goods for his national side.

Babar Azam-led Pakistan are at their top-most form currently and also are the number one ODI team in the ICC rankings which will give an upper hand on the match. However, Rohit Sharma-led India also have a strong squad with big names like Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, and many others.

While speaking in the pre-match press conference, Rohit Sharm said that he has played a lot of cricket matches and the experience will play a big role in the high-voltage match against Pakistan.

The India skipper accepted that he played different brands of cricket which was risky when it came to batting. The skipper further stated that he needs to bat for a long to take the Men in Blues in a better position in the match against Pakistan.

“I have played a lot of cricket so it’s important to use that experience. Will do what the team requires from me. In the past two years, I have played a different brand of cricket – it was a high-risk cricket when it comes to batting.

“I need to bring the right balance to my game – when it comes to taking risks. My role as a top-order batter is important for the team. To bat long for the team and put the team in a good position. The idea will be to use my experience to put the team in a good position,” Rohit Sharma said.

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I will ensure to not let it go when I get into a good rhythm: Rohit Sharma

The 36-year-old India skipper said that he will do everything to save his wicket when he gets into a good rhythm and added he will try to bring the right balance to the team.

“I will ensure to not let it go when I get into a good rhythm. I haven’t thought about it in the last two years but now I will try and get that balance in my game.

“I didn’t think about that in the last one and a half years, I was playing high-risk cricket, and will try to bring the right balance in my game in the Asia Cup,” Rohit Sharma added.

India will take on Pakistan on Saturday (September 2nd) at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka.