Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was extremely pleased with the performance of Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, in last night’s Super 12 match against Afghanistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Rohit and Rahul put up a 140-run stand for the first wicket, laying the platform for the Men in Blue’s finishers to do the rest of the work. It was their fourth 100-run stand overall, none more important than this one.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. (Credits: Twitter)

Today’s match was a big one for team India, and we badly needed that. The way Rohit and Rahul batted was brilliant. Afghanistan got it wrong from the starting, as they started with the spinners.

“Usually, you can start with the spinners, but in today’s game, there was grass on the wicket’s surface. I would say that seamers would have worked better in that situation,” Tendulkar said.

“The running between the wickets of the opening pair was impressive” – Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar also mentioned that the middle overs were dealt with quite well by the opening duo. However, the most important part was the running between the wickets, which was crucial to keep the scoreboard ticking. The occasional boundary was also found, which set things up perfectly for India.

The best thing I found about Rohit today is that the way he played the inside out to off-spinner Nabi. Rohit’s experience helped him in this situation, and he played some good shots, so as with KL Rahul, very calm and composed and even played some exquisite shots.”

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
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The running between the wickets of the opening pair was really impressive. Usually, while scoring boundaries during the powerplay, the batters miss singles and doubles. But that was not the case today, and the running was also equally aggressive,” Tendulkar added.

India set up a total of 210 on the board, which proved to be a little too much for Afghanistan. The win was also Virat Kohli and co’s first this tournament.

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