Rohit Sharma Reveals His Plan During His Century In Nagpur
By CricShots - Feb 11, 2023 5:16 pm
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Team India has taken a 1-0 lead in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, defeating Australia by innings and 132 runs at the VCA stadium in Nagpur on 11 February, Saturday. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, India wrapped up the match on Day 3 of the opening Test of the 4-match series, owing to a phenomenal bowling performance from Ravichandran Ashwin in Australia’s second innings. India managed to bundle out Australia in just a little over one session of play to assert their dominance in the series.

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Rohit Sharma scored a century in Nagpur Test

The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma led the way early in the first innings of the Test match, hitting a century. Rohit’s 120 guided India to a 400-run total, which Australia fell short of by a huge margin. Speaking at the post-match presentation after the match, Sharma was asked about his plan to tackle the Australians in a track that helped spin.

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As per the quotes in India Today, Rohit Sharma said, “To be honest, in the last few pitches we have been playing in India, you need to have a key plan. I have played a lot of matches here in Mumbai, on pitches where the ball turns a lot. I have started to think, what can threaten me, and trying to plan out my plans.”

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Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja forged a partnership

He further added, “Sometimes you need to be a little unorthodox, need to use the feet. You cannot allow the bowlers at one spot every time. Need to do something different. It is important to see what your strengths are, and what you can do. And I just go and try to do what I can do.”

The captain spoke about injuries that kept him out of the Bangladesh Test series and said that this was nothing new for him.

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Explaining the same, Rohit Sharma said, “Was unfortunate to have missed a few Test matches. But happy to be back, play and do well for the team. I played two Test matches. After I became the captain, had missed two matches due to Covid-19. Then I missed three matches due to injury. A freak thumb injury followed against Bangladesh. But I know how to come back after injuries as I have done it in the past.”

India will next play Australia in New Delhi on 17 February.