Rohit Sharma Reveals India’s Long-term Goal Is To Reach WTC Final
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2022 11:33 am
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The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma on Monday said his team’s long-term target is to reach the finals of the ongoing World Test Championships. He also acknowledged that they have no issues with the batting approach of Rishabh Pant, as the latter has the ability to change the course of a match in any given situation. Rohit also underlined the point that Pant has been asked to respect the conditions and match situation and that the wicket-keeper batter has got better with his game plans.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Team India

As per the quotes in India Today during the post-match press conference, Rohit Sharma said, “We know how he bats and, as a team, we just want to give him that freedom to bat in the way that he wants to bat. But also keep in mind certain situations of the game, where the game is going, we have conveyed that to him but we want to stick with his game plan as a team.”

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He further added, “It just seems to get better and get better, his game-plans. There will be times when you will smash your head and say ‘why did he play that shot’, but again, we need to be ready to accept that with him when he bats.”

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

As Rishabh Pant played a couple of dominating knocks in India’s win over Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the pink-ball Test, Rohit Sharma said the fact that his impact on a game is instant, they are willing to give Pant the freedom to bat with his natural instincts. 

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Rohit Sharma explained, “He is somebody who can change the game literally in half an hour or 40 minutes of the game. I think what comes with Rishabh Pant, we are ready to accept that. “His keeping was the best that I have seen. He kept well when England came last year and he seems to get better every time he keeps wickets for India, so that is something that I have been very impressed with.”