Rohit Sharma on IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: ‘Only after I got out..’, Rohit blamed the batsmen after the humiliating defeat to Ajid

India’s downfall if left-arm bowlers hit the ground running – Rohit Sharma has become an unwritten rule in white-ball cricket. In the first match, as Mitchell Starc was in rhythm, the Indian batsmen were shocked. Rohit had to face a humiliating defeat in the second match. The Indian captain naturally blamed the batsmen for that defeat. Also, without blaming the pitch, Rohit admitted that the pitch in Visakhapatnam was not good enough to get all out for 117 runs.

After losing to Australia on Sunday, Rohit said, ‘It is very disappointing to lose the match like this. The batsmen didn’t apply themselves. We didn’t put enough runs on the scoreboard. It was not a pitch of 117 runs. We kept losing wickets and could not score the runs we wanted. After Shubman (Gill) got out in the first over, Virat (Kohli) and I added 30-35 in quick succession. But then I got out. Two wickets fell in a row (after my dismissal). Due to this we came on the backfoot. It’s hard to come back from that position. Not that we haven’t been back to places like that before. But today was not our day.

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Rohit praised Stark

Although it rained in Visakhapatnam on Saturday night, the pitch was not that terrible. The ball was moving at a light speed. Using the advantage of the pitch, Starc destroyed the Indian batting line-up. He took five wickets for 53 runs in eight overs. His list of victims included Gill, Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav (Starc’s first dismissal in two consecutive matches), KL Rahul and Mohammed Siraj. Stark was adjudged man of the match. Rohit also praised him. But he could not show clear direction on how to deal with the ‘disease’ he has against left-arm fast bowlers.

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Rohit said, ‘Stark is a great bowler. Naya Ball has been doing this for Australia for years. He speaks according to his power. Naya swings the ball and takes a few balls outside off. As a result, the batsmen are in trouble. We have to understand that and play accordingly. All their bowlers do well and put us under pressure.

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