Team India captain Rohit Sharma looked quite disappointed after the defeat in the first match of the five-match Test series between India and England. Under the captaincy of Rohit, Team India had to lose the match by 28 runs even after gaining a lead of 190 runs in the first innings. With the defeat, Team India has lagged 0-1 in this series. Team India had a target of only 231 runs in this match to win, but the Indian team was all out for 202 runs. After the end of the match, Rohit Sharma has given a big statement.
Whom did Rohit hold responsible for the defeat?
Rohit said, “The match was played over four days, so it is difficult to say where the mistakes happened. After getting a lead of 190, we felt that we were well ahead in the game.” On Ollie Pope’s batting, Rohit said that extraordinary batting, one of the best batting I have seen by a foreign batsman in Indian conditions, Ollie Pope played a brilliant innings. Rohit Sharma blamed Team India’s batting for the defeat and said that I thought a score of 230 could be achieved, there was not much in the pitch. We did not bat well to reach the score.
What did you say about the bowlers?
Regarding the bowlers, Rohit said, “I went and saw where we bowled, we bowled in the right places. When you end the day, you analyze what went well and what did not go well. The bowlers really followed the plan. Played well, but Pope has really batted brilliantly. It’s hard to blame one or two things. Overall, we failed as a team. After his batting and our batting in the first innings, I Felt like we were way ahead in the game, we just didn’t bat well to reach that score.
What did Rohit want from Siraj and Bumrah
Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah were batting in the last moments of the fourth day of the first Test match. If he had remained well for a little longer, Team India could have taken the match till the fifth day, but due to Siraj’s dismissal, they had to lose the match. On this Rohit said that I wanted Siraj and Bumrah to take the game till the fifth day. 20-30 runs, anything is possible. The lower order really fought well there and showed the top order that you need to fight them. Overall, Rohit is not happy with the top order batting.
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