Rohit Sharma: First win over New Zealand was not easy



Rohit Sharma: First win over New Zealand was not easy

Rohit Sharma: First win over New Zealand was not easy

November 23, 2021  Authorbet365baji

On November 17, India leader Rohit Sharma said that the victory over New Zealand in the first T20 International was not simple in the end, but that the team would benefit from the past match.

In Rohit's maiden T20I encounter as captain, India blundered at the finish before rallying in time to beat the Kiwis by five wickets.

The hosts were on their way to an easy victory yet they ruined the chase in the final four overs. Later, fortunately, Rishabh Pant managed to take India past the 165-run goal.

Sharma said to the media that it didn't come as easily as they had hoped, but it was a terrific learning experience for the boys to grasp what needed to be done rather than relying on power-hitting all of the time. The 34-year-old said that as a captain and a squad, he is glad those men were able to finish the game. He added that it was a good match for them, despite the absence of a few players, and an opportunity for other players to demonstrate their abilities.

Suryakumar Yadav, the player-of-the-match, was also being applauded for his 40-ball 62, and played a vital role in the game. Yadav commented that he is very pleased with the win and he has not changed his strategy in any way. The 31-year-old batter said he has a high expectation of himself and after the game, he goes into the changing room and ponders upon what he could have improved.

All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin was asked to comment on the current coach – Rahul Dravid. Ashwin responded that it’s too early to judge and that they need to provide him space due to Dravid coaching his maiden international match.

Meanwhile, Tim Southee, the skipper of New Zealand, claimed his team struggled with the ball at first but rebounded to take the match to the final over. The captain said that they didn't start off well with the ball, but we clawed our way back in the middle, took it deep, and the last over was a plus.

He commented that they want to come out on top of close calls, and Mark Chapman's style of play was very appealing, but this is a match of razor-thin margins. The skipper stated that they had bigger expectations, therefore they were a little off on the field, despite the fact that they had been quite good at it in the previous few games.