India had a thumping victory over Pakistan in the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup. They beat the Pakistan side by a margin of 228 runs setting up their biggest victory over their arch rivals. It was a complete team performance as India was clinical with bat and bowl. Rohit Sharma was a happy captain during the post match presentation.
Rohit Sharma post match conference
Rohit Sharma, India’s cricket team captain, expressed gratitude for the groundsmen’s exceptional efforts in preparing the pitch despite challenging weather conditions. He acknowledged the difficulties they faced while covering and uncovering the entire ground and extended the team’s collective appreciation for their hard work.
“We just wanted to get out on the park, to get some game time. Lot of guys haven’t had that. That could only happen thanks to a great effort from the groundsmen. I know how tough it is to cover and remove covers from the whole ground. On behalf of the entire team, we would like to thank them,” the Indian Captain said.
Regarding the batting performance, Rohit lauded the team’s outstanding display, emphasizing their ability to adapt to the rain interruptions. He highlighted the patient approach of experienced players like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, who took their time to settle in before accelerating the scoring.
“Fantastic performance, right from yesterday. When we started, we knew the wicket was good and we had to adjust with the rain, the two experienced (Kohli an Rahul) guys we knew they’d take time to get their eye in and then we can get going. Looking at how we batted, there were lots of positives with the openers and then Virat and KL. Virat’s innings was brilliantly paced.
Rohit talks about the last minute change
And then KL, to get back from injury and then to know 5 minutes before the toss he’s playing, to play that way shows the mindset of the player,” he added.
Rohit also commended Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling, noting his impressive ability to swing the ball both ways. He recognized Bumrah’s dedication and hard work over the past several months, emphasizing the impact of his contributions to the team’s success.
“Looked good, he swung it both ways and he’s worked really hard for the last 8-10 months. Bumrah is only 27, for him to miss games isn’t ideal but the way he bowled showed what he is all about,” Rohit concluded.