India beat Australia by 6 wickets in the second T20 to level the three-match series 1-1. Captain Rohit Sharma played an important contribution in this victory of India, who played an unbeaten innings of 46 not out off 20 balls, although Dinesh Karthik robbed the gathering after scoring 10 runs in just two balls. After the match, when Karthik was asked about this in the press conference, he said hey, I have not taken any credit sir.
Dinesh Karthik said in the press conference ‘Hey I did not take any credit sir, Rohit Sharma did amazing batting. I got two balls of the last and tried what happened. Rohit Sharma has done amazing batting today. With the new ball it is not easy for world class bowlers to play that shot on that wicket. It shows how big a player Rohit Sharma is, not only in Indian cricket but in world cricket. He has a very good ability to play fast bowlers which makes him special.
Apart from this, Dinesh Karthik also talked about the playing XI combination. He said that Hardik Pandya being in the team is a luxury. He provides the right balance to the team.
Dinesh Karthik further said, ‘Today we needed four bowlers because a bowler could bowl at most two overs. But we still had 5 options. It is a luxury to have a world class bowler as Hardik Pandya. When Hardik Pandya is in the playing XI, the team seems to have a lot of balance. In this case, you can feed an extra bowler or batter. There are very few players in world cricket who provide this kind of balance to the team. Akshar Patel is also following this path now. Because of this Rishabh Pant played today, although he did not get a chance to bat.