Former India cricketer S Sreesanth applauded Team India skipper Rohit Sharma for his stunning knock on a challenging pitch in the 2023 World Cup match against England in Lucknow on Sunday. Sreesanth added that Sharma’s form will be key for Team India, given that he has shown great intent at the top as well.
In an exclusive chat with Sportskeeda, Sreesanth said: “India posted a small total, but even for that, Rohit Sharma’s 87 runs were very, very important. He was very judicious in his approach. I hope he keeps scoring because his intent is very important. It doesn’t matter if you perform well but the team loses. The team has to win. Some people like those records and go behind them, but at the end of the day, winning has to be the most important thing. If one of your colleagues is doing better than you, it’s good for the team after all.”
However, Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock against England where he smashed an 87-run knock and helped India posting a fighting total of 229 as well. And, India secured a comprehensive 100-run win as well. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir added that the team’s confidence will get a significant boost with how they have dominated the opposition so far as well.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, he added: “Who doesn’t want to be at the top of the table? But it’s not important that you are at the top of the table. What is important is the kind of cricket that you play. You could have been at the top even after losing a match. But the way India have dominated in this tournament should boost the team’s confidence. Whether India finish first or fourth, it doesn’t matter. Ultimately, it is all about the semi-final and final. The points table doesn’t matter to me. What matters is the kind of cricket India have played to secure these points.”