After India‘s triumph, T20 World Cup 2021: Rohit Sharma admitted that India made mistakes in decision-making against Pakistan and New Zealand, but emphasized that those two setbacks do not reflect the quality of Virat Kohli’s team in the shortest format of the game.
In a 66-run win over Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma said the team shown what they can accomplish in T20I cricket if they stay calm and make the correct decisions.
After India’s triumph, India’s first two games of the T20 World Cup, in which they were thrashed by Pakistan and New Zealand, Rohit Sharma stated they were unable to make a few key decisions. The Mumbai Indians player stated that a few bad games do not make India a bad team or the people in charge of the squad awful.
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Rohit emphasized the importance of being mentally fresh, especially in a major tournament, in order to make the best judgments on the field, and admitted that India was unable to do so at the start of the showcase event in the United Arab Emirates.
In Abu Dhabi, India rebounded from two consecutive losses with a dominating performance against Afghanistan. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 74 as he and KL Rahul put on a 140-run opening stand before Hardik Pandya and. Rishabh Pant came in late to help India post 210. Afghanistan were limited to 144/7 in 20 overs thanks to the bowling of R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami.
India’s big win meant their Net Run Rate received a massive boost and the. Asian giants kept their outside chances of reaching the World Cup semi-final live.
“The amount of cricket we are playing and the way of life that is going on now. At times, it becomes difficult. Every time, we step on the field, we have to make the right decision. For that, our mental aspect needs to be fresh. At times, decision-making doesn’t go right. These things happen when you play a lot of cricket. It’s important to stay away from the game, refresh your mind for some time,” Rohit. Sharma told the press after India’s win over Afghanistan.
“But when you are playing a World Cup, your entire focus should be on the game. We couldn’t do that in the first 2 games. But that doesn’t mean, we have become bad players or a bad team. We have consistently played good cricket over the years.
“1 or 2 games, if they go bad, it doesn’t mean. All the players are bad or the team has become bad or the person who is running the team is bad.
“Sometimes, you reflect on your mistakes and you come back. We did that today (Wednesday),” he added.
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