It was very important to win the toss today, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said after winning the first ODI against England by 10 wickets. He has also given his reaction about Shikhar Dhawan. Rohit said that Dhawan is playing after a long time and his arrival gives strength to the team. Rohit also admitted that there was a misunderstanding with Dhawan about taking runs in the first over.
Rohit said after the match, “The weather and the pitch helped the bowlers a lot. Our bowlers also made good use of the conditions. Today we fielded exactly according to the pitch. When the pitch is like this, you have to employ some players for catching. When we started the innings, there was a slight mistake on the first ball, but after that we batted well. Shikhar is also playing after a long time, but his arrival in the team strengthens the team.
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Player of the match Jasprit Bumrah said that the pitch was getting a lot of swing. We took advantage of that. When you are playing white ball cricket, you try to keep your length in such a way that you don’t get too many runs. Although today’s pitch had swing, it was my job to keep the ball on the right length and line. As soon as Shami bowled the first over, we talked amongst ourselves and we decided to keep our length ahead. Pant also took some amazing catches today. It’s great to see him keeping and batting like this.