Head coach of the Australian team, Justin Langer is feeling much better after seeing Rohit Sharma back in the dressing room by the end of the fourth day in Sydney.
Chasing a target of 407, India got off to a brilliant start as the openers – Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill – went unscathed for 22 after which Gill nicked one to Tim Paine.
However, 4 overs before the close of play, it was the “huge wicket” of Rohit Sharma which calmed the nerves of the Aussie coach. Rohit made a patient half-century but got dismissed, unfortunately, playing his famous pull shot as he hit a Pat Cummins short delivery straight to Mitchell Starc at fine leg.
As quoted by PTI, Justin Langer said, “It was a bit of a relief for us to see Rohit Sharma out there in the end, that’s a huge wicket for us because we know he’s a world-class player. We know he’s one of the all-time great one-day players so if he was out there, he’s going to keep scoring quickly.”
In awe of our bowling attack: Justin Langer
Justin Langer heaps rich praise of Australia’s current bowling attack which comprises the number 1 ICC Test bowler, Pat Cummins, the metronome Josh Hazlewood, the lethal Mitchell Starc, and the ‘GOAT’, Nathan Lyon, and the young all-rounder, Cameron Green.
The former Aussie opener is in awe of his bowlers; especially the pacers, who bowled out India for its lowest ever Test total a couple of Tests ago in Adelaide. Langer hopes that his bowlers will take the rest of 8 Indian wickets on the fifth day in Sydney which will help Australia take a lead in the series.
‘When you’ve got a bowling attack like we’ve got at the moment, I’m actually in awe of it. To see the way our fast bowlers are going about their business and to have Nathan Lyon (and) have a young kid called Cameron Green who can play a real role for us now and into the future. I’m in awe of our attack. Let’s hope they get the job done tomorrow,” he added.