Bangladesh vs India: Rohit Sharma ought to have come out to bat at quantity 7 and never quantity 9, mentioned Sunil Gavaskar after India dropped the ODI sequence in opposition to Bangladesh regardless of the captain’s heroic efficiency late within the innings.
India captain Rohit Sharma nearly took India to a victory with a thundering half century vs Bangladesh. (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: India misplaced to Bangladesh within the 2nd ODI match of the sequence regardless of a heroic knock by Rohit Sharma within the fag finish of the Indian innings. Chasing a troublesome ask of 272 in opposition to the house facet, India needed to begin with out Sharma, who was seen closely bandaged on his left thumb contained in the Indian dressing room. The captain had been taken for scans after injuring his finger whereas fielding at slips within the first innings of the sport.
The Indian batting order tanked for the successive time in opposition to Bangladesh and the highest three Indian gamers, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul walked again after scoring cheaply. The crash of the Indian batting order was dealt with by Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel, who fashioned the bottom for an Indian counter-attack. Nonetheless, each of them misplaced wickets attempting to up the ante and Bangladesh had been greater than assured of a win in opposition to India.
India captain Rohit Sharma got here out with a bandaged thumb at quantity 9 and performed a speedy innings of 51* off 28 balls. The India captain nearly accomplished an distinctive chase as properly. He fell quick by 5 runs on the finish, however was lauded for his terrific effort. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, nevertheless, identified that Rohit might have come early within the sport.
“In hindsight you’ll be able to say that why did he not come to bat earlier. If he might have come out to bat at quantity 9, he ought to have come out to bat at quantity 7,” Gavaskar mentioned on Sony, the sport’s official broadcaster.
“I believe this is able to have meant that Axar Patel might have batted in a different way. Axar Patel when he noticed Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar, he might need thought that Rohit Sharma was not going to come back out and he wouldn’t have gone for the pointless shot,” he additional added.
“If Rohit Sharma would have are available early, Axar might have batted sensibly and who is aware of, the end result might need been completely different. When Sharma got here out at quantity 9, he nearly took India to an unbelivable win and if Rohit would have come out at quantity 7, it might have given the workforce a a lot better likelihood,” Gavaskar concluded.
This was India’s second ODI sequence loss in Bangladesh after MS Dhoni’s debacle in 2015.