‘Will Continue to Back Young Players, Those Guys Don’t Need to Panic’: Rohit Sharma


India captain Rohit Sharma stated he’ll proceed to again younger bowlers and provides them alternatives to showcase their expertise at crunch moments of a sport.

Rohit’s feedback got here within the backdrop of his resolution to usher in Avesh Khan (1/31 from 2.2 overs) to bowl the final over of the low-scoring second T20I as an alternative of the extra skilled Bhuvneswar Kumar (0/12 from 2 overs).

Rohit stated he needed to check India’s bowling depth with a watch on the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia later this yr.

“It is all about giving alternative. We all know Bhuvneshwar, what he brings to the desk, however for those who do not give alternative to Avesh or Arshdeep you’ll by no means discover out what it means to bowl on the demise for India,” Rohit stated after the match.


“They’ve executed it within the IPL. Only one sport, these guys need not panic. They want backing and alternative,” the skipper added.

Whereas Rohit feels that the Indian batters didn’t apply themselves on a batting-friendly floor within the five-wicket defeat in opposition to West Indies within the second T20, he’s hopeful of a fast turnaround.

“It was not sufficient runs on the board for us. We did not bat nicely. Pitch was enjoying fairly properly however we did not apply ourselves. However that may occur,” the opener stated.

“I’ve stated repeatedly that if you find yourself making an attempt one thing as a batting group, it will not work out all the time. We’ll attempt to see our errors and look to appropriate them,” Rohit added.

Obed McCoy wreaked havoc with the ball with sensible figures of 6 for 17 as India managed simply 138 runs.

Rohit lauded the combating spirit of his facet, particularly the bowlers, who dragged the sport until the final over.

“Happy with the crew. If you end up defending a goal like that, it may well finish in 13-14 overs otherwise you attempt to drag it to the final over. Guys stored combating, it was necessary to take wickets. The planning we did, the blokes got here and executed,” he stated.

“Pleased with bowlers, however there are specific issues within the batting we have to take a look at. I’ll repeatedly say that we are going to proceed to bat on this style as a result of we wish to obtain one thing. One-off outcome, should not panic. After one loss we can’t change issues round,” he added.

India will tackle the West Indies within the delayed third T20I on the identical venue on Tuesday.

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