They have temperament to handle pressure: Indian captain on Australian spinners

In a press conference ahead of the fourth Test, Indian captain Rohit Sharma discussed a variety of topics, one of which was the Australian spinners who have been as ruthless as the ‘Ash-Jadeja duo.’

When discussing Australia’s spin attack, Rohit praised the young Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnemann.


“Both have looked good. Murphy in the first game got seven wickets and Kuhnemann got a five-for in the last Test.

“So obviously, they have got the potential to exploit these conditions, and obviously when you have an attacking spinner in Nathan Lyon, you need someone from the other end to complement as well.

“These guys have shown that they can handle the pressure. It’s not easy to come out and get the job done after two losses. But both showed that they had the temperament to handle the pressure in the middle.

“They were very calm. They pitched the ball in the right areas, let the batsman guess and make mistakes. And it really worked for them. They’ve got the potential to play at the highest level and they’ve shown the same.” (ICC)