‘Fifties and hundreds don’t matter in T20s’: Rohit Sharma slyly attacks Virat Kohli

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Rohit Sharma-led India national cricket team played their second match of the Super 8 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 against Najmul Hossain Shanto-led Bangladesh national cricket team at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, on Saturday. , June 22nd.

High-flying India came into the match against the Bangla Tigers with a lot of momentum on their side as they were unbeaten in their previous T20 World Cup 2024 matches.

The Rohit Sharma-led team had crushed Ireland, Pakistan and the United States in the group stage and Afghanistan in the Super 8 stage before taking on the Asian rivals. While the Bangladesh team had lost 2 of their last 5 matches, including the one against Australia in the Super 8 phase.

Not only this, India also had an edge over the Bangladesh team in terms of head-to-head record in T20I cricket as out of 13 matches, India had won 12 and the Tigers emerged victorious in just one game.

That game came in November 2019 and was the first T20I of the series, which was part of Bangladesh’s tour of India. India had a below-par performance with the bat in the game and could only manage 148/6, the total which Bangladesh comprehensively chased to win the match by a margin of 7 wickets.

Coming back to the IND vs BAN T20 World Cup 2024 clash, India got what they wanted when they were invited to bat first. All the batsmen played with great intent and helped the team reach 196/5. The Indian batsmen did not care about milestones in the innings and continued batting even after losing wickets. Hardik Pandya (50), Virat Kohli (37), Rishabh Pant (36), Shivam Dube (34) and Rohit Sharma (23) did a great job and put pressure on the rival team.

Overall we were good with bat and ball – Rohit Sharma

With the ball, the Men in Blue were absolutely up to the task and did not let Bangladesh gain any momentum during the 20 overs. The bowlers continued to pick wickets at regular intervals and reduced the Tigers to 146/8, winning by 50 runs. Kuldeep Yadav (3), Jasprit Bumrah (2), Arshdeep Singh (2) and Hardik Pandya (1) were among the wickets for India.

Speaking after the match, India captain Rohit Sharma spoke about the Indian team’s aggressive batting approach and said:

“I’ve been talking about this for a long time. It’s about going out there and putting it to work. All things considered, we played very well and adapted to the conditions. There’s a bit of a wind factor here, overall we’re very smart.” Overall we were good with bat and ball. “All eight batsmen have to play their role, whatever it may be.”

Rohit Sharma also shared his bold views on T20 cricket, saying that milestones don’t matter at all and it is just about putting pressure on the opposition bowlers. Many felt that Rohit slyly attacked Virat Kohli with this statement. Rohit Sharma stated:

“We saw a guy get 50 and we got 197, in T20 I don’t think we need to get fifties and hundreds, what matters is the pressure you put on the bowlers. All the batsmen from the beginning played like that and that’s how we want to play too “There is a lot of experience in the team and we support them.”

In the end, Rohit Sharma spoke about Hardik Pandya and praised the champion all-rounder. The Indian captain said that the all-rounder is an important player and his good performance puts India in a good position. Rohit Sharma said:

“[on Hardik] I also mentioned in the last game that his good batting puts us in a good position. We want to finish well after top 5, 6 and Hardik being Hardik, we know what he is capable of. He is a very important player for us, if he can continue doing it, he will put us in good positions. Emotion and if we talk about something with the player and when he comes out, he is cute. “They all adapted well to our bowling and we discussed those things and they did well.”

Now, after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 match between the Indian national cricket team and the Bangladesh national cricket team, the head-to-head record is IND 13- BAN 1.