Indian batsman come opener Rohit Sharma says that the teams job has not done yet. The batsman also added that two more crucial days are coming. However, Rohit batted brilliantly in both of the innings of the ongoing test against England. He scores 19(105 balls) & 59(156 balls) respectively in 1st and 2nd innings.
Sharma was impressed with the ruthlessness Pujara showed every time England offered him a loose ball. Especially at a time when Sharma himself scored at a strike rate of 37.82.”He definitely came with an intent to score runs,” Sharma said of Pujara. “This innings of ours was never about survival. Our intent was to score runs, and Pujara clearly showed that. The way he got off the mark and then carried on from there. Anything loose, he was ready to pounce. Shows that he had an intent in his batting. That really helps when you have that sort of intent: any loose deliveries will not be spared.
“When you have a guy like that, I don’t think there needs to be much of a discussion. If you talk about his recent Performances, yes he has not scored runs. But we saw Crucial partnership with Rahane in lords, not to forget what he did in Australia, crucial innings”. “To be honest, there has not been any talk about Che Pujara’s batting. The talks are only happening outside.Not a single conversation had happened with Pujara regarding his form inside the team dressing room. We know quality & experience that he brings to the table.”Rohit Sharma, said in press conference yesterday about Pujara’s recent performance.
“Sometimes we tend to forget, our memories are shortened. We need to think about what the guy (Cheteshwar Pujara) has done over the years. It is not about one of two series’. It is about what he has done in his entire Career.” “We made some silly mistakes batting first, but it’s all about correcting them. “We batted poorly in the first innings. England bowled some pretty good balls, but it wasn’t certainly a 78 Pitch. We accept that we batted poorly, and corrected our mistakes in the second innings, which is why we are in this position now.”Rohit Sharma, said to press.
“The team’s job is not done yet. We have couple of Crucial days coming up.” “Three figure mark is the last thing in my mind, what is in my mind is how I can get the team into a good position and big partnership for the team. Hundreds will happen But most important is team’s victory.”Rohit Sharma (in press)
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Sharma too played a big role in India still being alive in the Test. He faced 156 balls when the bowling was at its most menacing, scored yet another fifty, but the big hundred away from home still eludes him. “The three-figure mark is the last thing on my mind,” he said. “What is on my mind is how I can get the team into a good position. How I can build a big partnership with the batter I am batting with. Those are things that I am thinking about. All those things, three-figure mark, will happen if it has to happen. I am not thinking about it. What I am thinking about is, how we can win this game.”