Captain Rohit praised Pant after his strong innings against Sri Lanka

Bangalore: India captain Rohit Sharma believes that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is someone who can change the game for the team. India defeated Sri Lanka by 238 runs in the second Test being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday to win the two-match series 2-0.

“We know how he bats and, as a team, we want to give him the freedom to bat the way he wants to bat. But also take into account certain game conditions where The game is going, we have apprised him but we as a team want to stick with his game plan,” Rohit Sharma said during the post-match press conference.

“It seems like it’s getting better and getting better, his game-plan. Sometimes you’ll break your head and say ‘why did he play that shot’, but then again, we have to accept it with him.” Need to be ready. When he bats. He is someone who can literally change the game in half an hour or 40 minutes of a game. I think we have to accept what Rishabh Pant comes up with. are ready.”

This series was the first time that Rohit had led the team in Test cricket. He said that he tried to work on his instinct and tried to analyze the game.

“There are some senior members in the team who understand the game very well and have their input. I have my understanding of the game as well. But ultimately, you act on instinct and my captaincy philosophy calls on that.” It sounds right to you, taking into account where the game is going. I try to analyze these things on the ground.”

The captain praised pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his fast bowling performance in the two-match series. “Coming out in these kind of conditions and bowling like this shows how much skill and ability he has. Someone like Bumrah, he is never out of the game,” said the captain.

“To bowl on certain pitches, you need certain skill-sets. And he brings those skill-sets into the game depending on what kind of assist he gets from the pitch. In Mohali “We saw a different kind of pitch and they still had it in effect. It was a different kind of pitch. It was spinning and bouncing and everything was happening for the spinners.” (Input: ANI)

First published:March 15, 2022 at 12:29 PM

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