Brisbane: India opener Rohit Sharma has come under fire for his poor shot selection in the fourth Test against Australia. Rohit said such criticisms do not matter. At some point that shot will cross the boundary and at other times it will go out. Rohit said such a shot was played in an attempt to put pressure on the Australian bowling line-up.
Rohit, who scored 44 off 74 balls, was sent off for trying to get Nathan Lyon out of the crease in the 100th Test. In the previous over, Rohit found the boundary with a smashing straight drive against Josh Hazelwood and fell for another boundary attempt. Rohit’s shot went wide of the post and was caught by Mitchell Starc near the deep midwicket area. Rohit came out of the shock of losing the wicket of Shubhman Gill. Rohit returned to the pavilion disappointed. With Rohit out, India ended the second day at 62 for two.
‘It’s not just a shot. That’s the shot I play. How many times have I played that shot successfully before. It is also one of the shots that I play with the most confidence, ”said Rohit.
‘I play according to my role in this team. I have no worries beyond that. Once on the field, play in a unique style. It is an attempt to dominate the bowler while batting. It is trying to put pressure on the bowling line of the opponents. At some point such shots will cross the boundary. Others will sometimes run out. It was unfortunate to be out this time. But it’s still my favorite shot. I will still play it ‘- Rohit said.
Criticism of Gavaskar and Manjrekar
Former players and commentators Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar have criticized Rohit Sharma’s poor shot selection. Gavaskar criticized Rohit for coming out in a completely irresponsible manner.
‘Why such a shot? Can’t believe it. That is to say, absolutely irresponsible. Remember there was a fielder on Long On. The fielder was also in the deep square leg. Just before that he scored another boundary. Then why did you need to play this shot? You are a senior player on the team. No matter what the excuse. The wicket was thrown for no reason, ”Gavaskar said.
Considering the inexperience of the team, Sanjay Manjrekar was critical of the experienced Rohit’s shot.
English Summary: Sometimes you get out, sometimes it goes over the rope: Rohit Sharma