Rohit Sharma Impressed With The Bowling Performance Of Hardik Pandya
By CricShots - Jul 8, 2022 11:03 am
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The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma seems satisfied with the performance of the team in the dominating 50-run win over England in the first T20I of the three-match series. India reached a huge target of 199 runs in the first innings of the game with most of the batters playing at a brisk pace. Captain Sharma himself started off in a dominating fashion but got out to Moeen Ali, trying to hit the off-spinner out of the park.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya bowled brilliantly against England

The Indian batters didn’t let the flow of runs go down as the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, and Hardik Pandya kept on tonking the English bowlers. While the rest failed, Hardik Pandya got to his first-ever T20I half-century.

Talking about the game, as per the quotes in India Today, Rohit Sharma said, “All batters showed intent. Although the pitch was good, we played good shots and never got ahead of the game. There is a certain approach we want to take in the powerplay. You got to back yourself in this game as sometimes it comes off, sometimes it doesn’t. The whole batting unit needs to understand the direction the team is taking and the guys were spot on today.”

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Rohit Sharma was most impressed with the all-around performance of Hardik Pandya, especially with the ball. The all-rounder took four wickets and conceded 33 runs from his full quota of four overs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an exceptional over

Elaborating the same, Rohit Sharma said, “I was impressed with his bowling. He wants to do that a lot more in the future, bowled quick and used his variations too.”

India got off to a great start with the ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar swinging the ball like he was doing with remote control. He castled Jos Buttler in the first over, which provided India the momentum for the rest of the innings.

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Elaborating the same, Rohit Sharma said, That’s the reason we wanted to bat. Sometimes it does swing under the lights and we wanted to utilise that. Both the new ball bowlers used the swing and stopped their batters. We were sloppy on the field. Those catches should have been taken. Pretty sure we will field pretty well in the coming games.”

India managed to bowl out England for 148 runs, registering a big 50-run win over the hosts.