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Rohit Sharma Hails Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav For Working Laborious On Their Bowling After Win vs Sri Lanka

Within the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2023 Tremendous 4 stage, Rohit Sharma-led India Nationwide Cricket Workforce received by 41 runs in opposition to Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Workforce on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, September 12. With the victory, they’ve certified for the ultimate of Asia Cup 2023.

India received the toss and elected to bat first within the match. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill as soon as once more supplied India with a spectacular begin within the match. Rohit appeared class aside as he scored 53 runs off 48 balls, with 7 fours and a couple of sixes. KL Rahul (39), Ishan Kishan (33), and Axar Patel (26) additionally chipped in with essential runs to assist India put up 213 on the board.

All ten wickets within the innings have been picked up by the spin bowlers. Dunith Wellalage took a 5-wicket haul, Charith Asalanka bagged 4 wickets and Maheesh Theekshana obtained one wicket.

Chasing the goal, the Sri Lankan top-order collapsed. Dunith Wellalage (42) and Dhananjaya de Silva (41) have been the one two gamers who appeared good in opposition to the Indian bowlers however they weren’t in a position to information their aspect to the victory as Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 172 in 41.3 overs.

Kuldeep Yadav was the star of the present for India as soon as once more as he bagged a 4-wicket haul. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja additionally obtained two wickets every whereas Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya obtained one wicket every.

Was an excellent recreation – Rohit Sharma

Through the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit Sharma stated that the sport was a difficult one for them and so they loved it. Rohit Sharma stated:

Was an excellent recreation. For us additionally to play a recreation like that underneath strain on a barely difficult pitch. Difficult in quite a lot of elements. Positively trying to play on pitches like this to see what we will obtain, we’d as effectively come right here and play on pitches like these.”

Rohit Sharma was additionally requested in regards to the bowling of Hardik Pandya and he stated that the all-rounder has labored actually arduous in the previous couple of years. Rohit Sharma stated:

“[on Hardik] He has labored actually arduous in his bowling for the final couple of years. It doesn’t occur in a single day and it’s pleasing to see. He appeared like taking a wicket off each ball. Was not a straightforward goal to defend because the pitch obtained simpler on the finish and we needed to put it constantly in a single space and I feel we did fairly effectively.” 

Rohit Sharma additional stated that Kuldeep Yadav, similar to Hardik Pandya, has labored actually arduous and is bowling very well. Rohit Sharma acknowledged:

“[on Kuldeep] For the previous 12 months or so bowling actually very well. He has completed quite a lot of arduous work on his rhythm. He went again to the drafting board and labored on it. The ball is popping out properly and you may see the leads to the final 10 ODIs.”



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