Captain Rohit Sharma said after the match that it was certainly not a low-scoring pitch and the Indian batsmen did not play well. He said, ‘Stark is a great bowler. He has been playing this role for so many years for Australia with the new ball. He bowls to the best of his ability and we are constantly failing in front of him. We have to understand this and play accordingly.
Rohit further said – We kept losing wickets and due to this we could not reach where we wanted to reach. We lost Shubman in the first over, then me and Virat scored 30-35 in quick succession. But then I lost my wicket and two wickets fell in a row. Due to which we came on the back foot. It is always difficult to come back from that position.
On the failure of his batsmen, Rohit said that the score of 117 was not a challenging score at all. He also contributed 13 runs in 15 balls. He said, ‘It is disappointing. There is no doubt about it. We didn’t play to our potential. We didn’t bat well. We knew that this score is not enough. It was not a 117-run pitch at all. by no means. We didn’t play well.
Rohit did not play in the first ODI which India won by five wickets due to family commitments. He said that the Australian bowlers bowled brilliantly and put the home side under pressure.
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