“It is not concerning, but we need to get our act together”: Rohit Sharma on death overs.

Rohit Sharma On Death Over
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India’s death overs bowling woes are unimportant, but the team needs to improve its execution at the end of the game, as Rohit Sharma stated in his last press conference on Sunday.

Invited to bat, India posted 237 for 3, but South Africa recovered from a disastrous start to take the game deep before falling short by 16 runs as the hots claimed their first home T20 series victory over South Africa. The team wants to play and bowl in a certain way and we want to give them that confidence. Yes, we have not bowled well at the death in the last five or six games. We are doing the same to the opposition as well “Rohit said in the post-match presentation.

“To bowl and bat at the death is very tough. At this point, the game is decided. It is not concerning, but we need to pick ourselves and get our act together”

India’s top four batters once again put on a solid display and Rohit Said they would look to continue their ultra-aggressive batting approach. What I have seen in the last 8-10 months is individuals putting their hand up and getting the job done for too much experience did this well”

A disappointed South Africa captain Temba Bavuma put the blame on the bowlers. 

It wasn’t our best performance, but the circumstances were different. We were unable to carry out our plans. With the bat late, I thought we could have given it a good shot with 220, but 240 was too high. On the other hand, David Miller emerged as the brightest pot as he demonstrated his big-hitting prowess. With a 47-ball 106 not out that included eight fours and seven sixes.

“Miller is looking good, a lot of confidence can be taken from his performance. The conditions were tough, we tried to get it swinging the ball early. But when it reduced, we saw how easy it was.

Indian Opener KL Rahul, who had scored an unbeaten 51 on a difficult track in Thiruvananthapuram, produced a sensational 28 ball 57 on a good batting wicket here to continue his good run. 

His innings earned him the “Man of the match” award.

It’s important as an opener to understand what’s required on a particular day for the team. It’s good to test yourself in different conditions.

After the first 2-3 overs today, the chat between Rohit and I was that 180-190 would be good target.

The way Virat Batted and Dinesh did well. The Back foot punch set me up. When I play Both sides of the wicket. I know my balance is good and the head is stable”.

India will next take on South Africa in the Third and final T20I on October 4 in Indore.

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed and Mohammad Siraj.

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (Captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs. 

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