Following India’s 100-run loss to England at Lord’s in the second one-dayer of the three-match ODI series, Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that his team’s batters let the side down. The Men in Blue needed a gettable 247 to clinch the series 2-0. However, England left-arm pacer Reece Topley claimed 6 for 24 as the visitors were bundled out for 146 in 38.5 overs. Not a single India batter reached the 30-run mark.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has thrown his weight behind out-of-form batter Virat Kohli. He said that despite the lack of runs from Kohli’s blade, it is still a bit too early to worry about his place in the T20 World Cup squad. While admitting that Kohli has been struggling, Gavaskar pointed out that the likes of skipper Rohit Sharma and some others have also failed to deliver in recent times.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma hailed Suryakumar Yadav for his brilliant century in a losing cause against England in the third and final T20I of the series in Nottingham on Sunday (July 10). Chasing a massive 216, Suryakumar played a lone hand for India, scoring a blazing 117 off 55 balls. He struck 14 fours and six sixes to give India faint hopes of a victory. India, however, fell short, ending on 198 for 9.
Indian batter Jemimah Rodrigues has revealed that she had a chat with Indian men’s stars Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant while she was going through a tough phase in her career. 21-year-old Rodrigues was the Player of the Match in India Women’s win over Sri Lanka Women in the 1st T20I in Dambulla on Thursday (June 23).
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has stated that India are ready to accept what comes with Rishabh Pant because of his game-changing ability. There have been mixed reactions to Pant’s style of play and, at times, he has been criticized for not playing to the game situation. Rohit admitted that Pant has been told to show greater game awareness at times. However, he asserted that the think tank has asked Pant not to deviate too much from his natural game
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has stated that he wants to understand what kind of bench strength the team has after the hosts thumped Sri Lanka 3-0 in the three-match series at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala on Sunday. Team India won the final match by six wickets. Bowling first, the Men in Blue restricted Sri Lanka to 146 for 5 despite Dasun Shanaka’s brilliant 74 not out. Shreyas Iyer, however, scored his third fifty of the series, remaining unbeaten on 73 off 45 balls as the hosts cruised home.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma stated that there was a specific reason behind promoting all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the batting order in the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. Jadeja made a comeback from injury to the Indian team on Thursday. He was sent into bat at number four after Ishan Kishan was dismissed for 89. Jadeja faced four balls in which he scored three runs.
India captain Rohit Sharma stated that he is happy with what the side managed to achieve in the white-ball series against West Indies at home. According to Rohit, the hosts pretty much got what they wanted from the games. On Sunday, India clinched the three-match T20I series 3-0 by winning the final match by 17 runs. Before that, they had hammered the Windies by the same margin in the one-day series.
National selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma termed Rohit Sharma the 'No.1 cricketer' in the country. He made the statement after naming Rohit the Test captain while announcing the squads for the home series against Sri Lanka. With this, the 34-year-old is now the all-format leader of the Indian team.