In the second T20 against Australia, Rohit Sharma led India to a 6-wicket victory. In Nagpur, Rohit’s bat hit 4 fours and 4 sixes, with the help of which he played an unbeaten innings of 46 runs in 20 balls and was awarded the man of the match award. Rohit said after the match that he too was really surprised as he did not expect such hitting. Rohit started the innings in a blazing style by hitting two sixes in the very first over of Hazlud. Let me tell you, this rain-interrupted match was played for 8-8 overs. Batting first, Australia had set a target of 91 runs in front of India, which Team India achieved with 4 balls to spare.
After the match, Captain Rohit Sharma while talking about his stormy batting said ‘Actually I was also quite surprised, did not expect to hit like this, glad I was able to do it. This is what I have been playing for the last eight to nine months. Wasn’t doing anything different.
Apart from this, Rohit Sharma also praised the bowling of Axar Patel. Rohit said that this left-arm bowler gives him the freedom to use other bowlers by bowling in the purplay. Akshar took two big wickets by spending 13 runs in the quota of two overs.
The Indian captain said that Axar can bowl at any stage of the match, so he gives me the opportunity to use other bowlers in different situations as well. If he bowls in the powerplay, we can use fast bowlers in the middle overs. I also want to see Axar’s batting.
Apart from Akshar, every Indian bowler in this match conceded runs at an economy of 10 or more, while Harshal Patel spent 32 runs in two overs. However, after the match, Rohit came out in support of Harshal and said that it is difficult to come back after injury.
Rohit said, ‘The bowlers had something to bowl and we bowled well. Later the dew started coming, so we saw some full toss from Harshal’s side. It can be difficult to return from an injury after a few months. I won’t talk much about how he bowled.