Indian team has a lot of positives to be taken from the 1st ODI : Rohit Sharma

Shashi / 14 January 2016

Rohit Sharma, while addressing the media ahead of the 2nd ODI against Australia, has said that the Indian team has a lot of positives to take from the first ODI. “The loss was not a good sign, but we did pretty much we could do. Aussies created a lot of partnerships and this didn’t allow us to get back into the game,” he added.

He stressed that the positives were mainly in the batting and the team needs to get lot more breakthroughs and most importantly the ability to break when a good partnership is going on. 

When asked if ICC should consider playing ODI with the pink ball ( as suggested by Sunil Gavaskar as well), he said it doesn’t matter what he says and nothing will change. He added that white ball still does a lot if conditions are favourable.

When asked about how he looks to build his innings and pace it, he said that after scoring a hundred, he tends to view it the other part as a new innings and score another century. Also, he stressed the importance of having a set batsman for the latter half of the innings, especially with 5 fielders allowed outside the circle in the death overs.

When asked if India is thinking about four pacers for the second ODI, he said that discussions are going on and we have to wait what MS Dhoni decides. Though he agreed that the pitch is expected to have a bit more bounce at Brisbane.
Rohit also agreed that he is working on his bowling as well, as there fewer options in the bowling. He confirmed that Ishant is fit and is available for selection. He also added that his views on DRS don’t matter and BCCI will do what suits the team.

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