Rohit said after the match, ‘To be honest, we do not talk too much about the ranking. It is all about winning matches and our approach will be no different when we play a Test match against Australia. It will not be an easy challenge but we are ready for that. He said, ‘In the last six ODIs, we did well in all departments. We maintained consistency with bat and ball.
Told the new name of Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur has been named Lord by the fans on social media. But teammates call him the Magician. He brought India back into the match by taking two wickets in two consecutive balls. Rohit Sharma said about Shardul – Shardul has been doing this for us for a long time. People call him the magician in the team and he has come and delivered again.
India had rested the fast bowling duo of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami and replaced them with Yuzvendra Chahal and Umran Malik in the playing XI. Rohit said that despite scoring 385 runs on nine wickets, victory on a batting-friendly wicket could not be taken for granted. The New Zealand team was dismissed for 295 runs in 41.2 overs. Rohit said, ‘Without Siraj and Shami, we wanted to give chance to other players. We wanted to keep Chahal and Malik in the team and give them a chance to go through pressure situations. We had put up a good score but you cannot consider any score as safe on this ground.
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