Former India head coach Ravi Shastri praised skipper Rohit Sharma for his sensible half-century in opposition to Pakistan within the Tremendous 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023. Ravi Shastri stated that Rohit Sharma didn’t miss out on the free balls and punished them for boundaries.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added a powerful 121-run partnership after being requested to bat first in Colombo on Sunday, September 10. The Indian skipper scored 56 runs off 49 balls, together with six boundaries and 4 maximums, earlier than being dismissed by Shadab Khan.
Rohit Sharma Obtained An Alternative Immediately – Ravi Shastri
Chatting with Star Sports activities throughout the rain interruption, Ravi Shastri highlighted that Rohit Sharma confronted a difficult part in the beginning of his innings in opposition to Naseem Shah however improved afterwards, hitting free deliveries for boundaries.
“There was a 10-ball part from Naseem Shah in the beginning that beat him. He was making an attempt to put bat on ball however he couldn’t. He went by way of that interval and each time he received a possibility immediately with something remotely free, he hit it over the boundary or to the boundary,” Shastri advised Star Sports activities.
Rohit was dismissed for a low rating in his earlier match in opposition to Pakistan within the group stage. The precise-handed batter scored 11 runs off 22 balls with the assistance of two boundaries. Shaheen Afridi dismissed Rohit with a superb inswinging supply.
Confirmed Intent In Spite Of That Good Spell – Ravi Shastri
The previous Indian all-rounder stated that he was impressed with Rohit Sharma’s sturdy gameplan of capitalizing on free deliveries, highlighting his intent to hit them for boundaries or sixes.
“Rohit didn’t miss out on a single lose ball immediately, which confirmed that regardless of that good spell from the bowlers, the intent was that ‘something lose, I’m going to hit it for a boundary or six’,” Shastri additional added.
The MI skipper achieved a big milestone, reaching his fiftieth half-century within the 50-over worldwide cricket format. Rain interrupted the sport at 147-2 in 24.1 overs, with Virat Kohli and KL Rahul on the crease. The match will resume on the reserve day, Monday, on the similar rating.