AUS vs IND: Rohit Sharma says ‘he has no regret over his dismissal’
India’s tour of Australia: After Shubman Gill edged a ball in the safe hands of Steve Smith. It was Rohit Sharma, who took some responsibility and was playing a sensible knock. However, Nathan Lyon tricked Sharma into playing a lofted shot. Several cricket pundits criticised Sharma for his irresponsible shot. However, Sharma in a virtual press conference said “I reached where I wanted to reach, just that I did not connect with where I wanted to hit the ball. I was trying to pierce that long-on and deep square-leg fielder, I just did not connect with the way I would have loved to. I actually liked what I did today, before coming here, we knew it would be a good pitch to bat, of course, there would be bounce and carry to the keeper, but this is what I enjoy,”
The Indian vice-captain praised Nathan Lyon for his smart bowling. Lyon saw Sharma and bowled close to him, which ensured he couldn’t get elevation required.
The former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar criticized Sharma and said there was no need and excuse from the senior batsman to play such an irresponsible shot. India finished 62/2 on Day 2 before heavy rain stopped play for the day.