It can not be denied that it was a very disappointing performance by the Pakistani batsmen because at one point of the match Pakistan was at 155 for 2 wickets down but suddenly a collapse occurred and the team got all out at 191 only. The unexpected collapses occurred during the game for which both countries had been preparing for months. All eyes were on this high-voltage clash between Pakistan and India but the cricket fans could not enjoy the stiff competition. In fact, while chasing Rohit Sharma, he made it a dead rubber with his 86 runs off 63 balls. It was a cakewalk for Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul when Rohit was sent back to the pavilion. Kindly shift to the next section and read what the Indian skipper said about Pakistan’s performance. Swipe down the page and take a look below.
During the post-match conference, Rohit Sharma took a sly dig at the opposition’s performance. He went on to say it was not 190 pitch. At one stage Pakistan was 155-2 but it suddenly faltered after Babar and Rizwan were out after scoring 50 and 49 runs respectively. It was expected that the middle-order batsmen would step up and take the responsibility of taking the team to a good total but no one could stand for a long. Jasprit Bumrah and Co. sent back the entire team at a total of 191 runs.
During the post-match conference, Rohit Sharma was asked a question about Pakistan’s batting performance, to which the skipper replied, “All in all, it’s looking good. Want to keep my fingers crossed. Don’t want to get too excited. Don’t want to get too low as well. Want to stay balanced. Keep calm and keep moving forward. Every opposition we come up against is all quality. You have to play well on that particular day, and that’s what we’re looking at.”
He further added that he did not think it was a 190-pitch as he was thinking that they would stop Pakistan before 280. While praising bowlers Rohit Sharma said, “The bowlers were the ones today as well who set the game up for us. I don’t think it was a 190-pitch. At one stage we were looking at 280. The way they showed grit says a lot. That is something we pride ourselves in. Whoever gets the ball does the job. We’ve got 6 individuals who can do the job with the ball.”