ICC CWC 2019: Rohit reveals the team’s mindset after a thumping win over Pakistan

XtraTime Web Desk: After the last game against New Zealand got washed out the Indian cricketers were a bit frustrated with that, but they always focused on to play as a team against arch-rivals Pakistan said the team’s vice captain Rohit Sharma. Rohit played a match winning knock of 140 runs off just 113 deliveries which helped India to register an emphatic win over Pakistan.

“Really happy with the way we played as a team. We wanted to get out on the park and play a game of cricket. It can get frustrating at times as our last game was washed out due to rain. We had an intent of playing solid cricket and we did that today,” said Rohit at presentation ceremony.

Rohit looked a bit disappointed with the shot after which he got out.”I was unhappy with the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and got fine-leg up; that was a little misjudgement from my side. When you’re set you want to get as many runs as possible, so it was a disappointment when I got out.”

On being asked whether the Hitman was thinking about a double hundred, Rohit added,”I wasn’t thinking about the double hundred, trust me. It was a good pitch and I wanted to continue batting as long as possible. We wanted to kill the game there with our partnership, but unfortunately I got out at the wrong time.”

Rohit heaped praise on his fellow opener KL Rahul who was promoted up the order after the team’s regular opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of 3 weeks due to a thumb fracture.”I think Rahul played really well, he took time and that was required at that point. Can’t go out there and play shots right away. He took his time, saw the new ball of but unfortunately even he got out at the wrong time,” concluded Rohit.



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