Even though team India managed to win the majority of their matches, captain Rohit Sharma might not feel content at the moment. More so, because of his poor form in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. The 35-year-old scored only 89 runs from five matches so far in the tournament and most importantly, failed to give India the much-needed start they want in the powerplay.
His strength has become a weakness in Australia as his pull shots became the reason behind his downfall. Former India international Sunil Gavaskar pointed that out in a show and advised what the cricketer needs to do for the betterment of India in the semifinal against England.
“How he got out while playing the pull shot. He places it very well, score runs but also gets out. Especially when we talk about Australian grounds, the boundaries are bigger. He has a wide range of shots if he can control that particular shot. Even if he stays for 10 overs we can easily score 80-90 runs. He must play long,” the 73-year-old said following Rohit’s lacklustre performance during a chat show on Sports Today.
“We all know Rohit Sharma’s class and hope he gets back to his form in the last two matches and scores runs. He only started that concept to make the most of the six powerplay overs. He is getting out while trying to do that,” he further added.
England will be a good challenge for us: Rohit Sharma ahead of semi-final clash
Even though team India has done reasonably well so far in the tournament, the semi-final clash against the Three Lions will be a different ball game. The Jos Buttler-led side is extremely dangerous in white-ball cricket and can be a massive threat to Indian bowlers, who can go for runs on a batting-friendly surface at Adelaide. Thus, Indian captain Rohit Sharma is cautious and is said to be ready to take on England.
“The key for us will be to adjust to the conditions as quickly as possible. We have played a game there recently but England will be a good challenge for us. They have been playing some good cricket. Two teams going at each other, it will be a great contest. We do not want to forget what has got us here, we just need to keep sticking to that and understand what each individual needs to do,” the captain said after India’s 71-run win over Zimbabwe.
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