Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma felt that decision-making was one of the aspects that cost India the first two games and was hoping that India could have played much better. India’s chances of making it to the T20 World cup semi-finals remain slim at the moment, however, they have started well with small hopes after a good win against Afghanistan.
India was put in to bat first, and they managed to put up a big total of 209 on the board on the back of an excellent opening partnership from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Both the openers reached fifty quickly, and India sent in Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya at number three and four to finish the innings well. Afghanistan ended up losing the game by a margin of 66 runs.
I Wish It Was In The First Two Games As Well – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma felt that India’s approach against Afghanistan was ideal and should have been in the first two games as well, where India lost convincingly. He added that decision-making was a big factor behind losing the first two games.
“The approach (against Afghanistgan) was different. I wish it was in the first two games as well but it didn’t happen. But that can happen when you are on the road for a long time. Decision-making sometimes can be a problem and that’s exactly what happened in the first two games,” Rohit told at the post-match conference.
Rohit Sharma Views In On The Importance Of Being Fresh Mentally
Rohit Sharma mentioned that India’s tight schedule had affected the player’s mental aspect and reckoned that it is important to keep the mind fresh before a big tournament like this.
“The amount of cricket that is being played and the amount of cricket we are playing, every time you step on the field, you have to make the right decision”
“You need to ensure that you are fresh in terms of the mental aspect. Maybe that’s the reason why we didn’t make some good decisions. When you play a lot of cricket, these kinds of things keep happening. You need to get away from the game and freshen up your mind,” he added.
Rohit Sharma scored a fine 74 off 47 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes in his innings.