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Rohit Sharma Asked The Indian Batter To Play Aggressively
By CricShots - Mar 2, 2023 8:13 pm
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Team India managed to run through Australia’s batting order in the morning session of the Day 2 of the Indore Test. However, it was more of the same in the Indian innings as Nathan Lyon grabbed an 8-wicket haul in India’s 2nd innings. With the Indian batters failing to cope with the prodigious spin on offer for the Australian bowlers, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma indulged in an animated chat with Ishan Kishan in the dressing room, asking the Indian batters to be more aggressive in the middle.

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Rohit Sharma prompted a six from Cheteshwar Pujara

Rohit Sharma, who witnessed a successive failure in the Test match, was seen telling Ishan Kishan to be more aggressive in the middle as it was near impossible to survive just defending deliveries on the rank turner. Kishan was then later was seen walking onto the field with drinks, relaying the Indian skipper’s message to Cheteshwar Pujara and Axar Patel in the middle.

Here is the video of the incident:

Interestingly, Cheteshwar Pujara, who is known for his traditional style of playing Test cricket, launched a massive six towards the long on. With his six, India completed 150 runs in their second batting innings, having already lost seven wickets.

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However, it should be noted that Axar Patel was at the striker’s end when Rohit was seen speaking to Kishan. Interestingly, Rohit was seen smiling after watching Pujara play the lofted shot instead.

Pujara went on to hit the highest knock of the innings for India on Day 3, courtesy of his 59 runs off 142 balls. Earlier in the innings, Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 12 runs, while Shubman Gill was bowled on the 5-run individual mark. Virat Kohli scored 13 runs off 26 balls, while Shreyas Iyer hit 26 runs.

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While India was bowled out on 109 runs in the first innings, Australia managed to reach a score of 197 runs in their first batting innings. After playing 60 overs in their second innings, India found themselves on 163/9 with Axar continuing to play the rescue act. India lead Australia by 75 runs at the time of writing this article.