Rohit Sharma claims that Team India “ticked all the boxes” in their first-ever ODI victory over the West Indies.
India captain Rohit Sharma urged his players on Sunday to be innovative and challenge themselves after a six-wicket thrashing of the West Indies in the first ODI in Ahmedabad. Rohit returned to action after recovering from a hamstring injury, hitting a 51-ball 60 as India chased down 176 in 28 overs for a comfortable win in India’s 1000th ODI. “We want to keep improving as a team. The end goal is that we should be able to achieve what the team desires. If the team requires us to do something different, we must comply. I don’t believe we need to make many changes, “Rohit stated this during the post-match presentation.
“All I ask of the players is that they continue to challenge themselves, be a little more innovative, and try new things, so that when a situation arises, guys are ready for it.” When India chose to bat, they reduced the West Indies to 79 for 7, but Jason Holder (57 off 71) and Fabian Allen (29 off 43) helped the team to a respectable 176 all out in 43.5 overs.
Rohit Sharma claims that Team India “ticked all the boxes”
“All I ask of the players is that they continue to challenge themselves and be a little more innovative and try different things, so that when the situation arises, guys are up for it.” Opting to bat, India reduced West Indies to 79 for 7, but Jason Holder (57 off 71) and Fabian Allen (29 off 43) helped the team to a respectable 176 all out in 43.5 overs.
“I’m not a believer in the perfect game. You will never be perfect. Overall, everyone put in a great effort. We checked every box. That makes me very happy “Rohit stated.
When asked what the team could have done better, the 34-year-old said, “With that bat, we could’ve finished with less wickets, that is one.” It’s possible that they put pressure on their lower order as well.
“Don’t want to take any credit away. It was encouraging to see how we bowled early on and then later in the game.” It is a comeback match for Rohit, who missed the Test series in South Africa due to a left hamstring injury and was forced to miss the ODIs against the Proteas as well.
Team India in their first-ever ODI victory over the West Indies.
“A loss with 22 overs to spare is a crushing defeat. For us, it’s the same old story of not being able to bat 50 overs. We’ll have to take a look at that. We need to dig deep and improve our technique, myself included “He stated.
“It’s a credit to the guys for showing up. It’s been a difficult couple of days. Getting four wickets there shows that we can compete if we put some runs on the board.” According to Pollard, losing the coin toss was a “critical factor.”
“It’s raining out there right now. It just slid onto the bat tonight. That’s just the way cricket is; we can’t change it.” Yuzvendra Chahal, who was named player of the match for his four wicket haul, said, “It felt good.” Washi (Sundar) struck twice in an over, so we knew they were under pressure. My job was to keep the pressure on.
“I had the impression while watching Washi bowl that the ball was gripping.” I spoke with Rohit and Virat (Kohli), and they both agreed that the pace is critical. My thought was, if it’s turning quickly, keep doing it.
“As a variation, I threw in a slower one here and there. I went back through the South Africa footage to see where I could improve.”