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Why Rohit is unfazed despite losing to Bangladesh

Source: PTI
September 15, 2023 23:57 IST
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IMAGE: India suffered a six-run defeat in the inconsequential Asia Cup Super Fours match against Bangladesh in Colombo on Friday. Photograph: BCCI/X

India captain Rohit Sharma wanted to 'look at the bigger picture' while making five changes in the playing XI during his team's six-run defeat to Bangladesh in the final Super Fours match of the Asia Cup in Colombo on Friday.


While the match was inconsequential in the bigger context as India have already qualified for the final on Sunday, the likes of debutant Tilak Varma and middle-order reserve batter Suryakumar Yadav didn't give a good account of themselves.

"We wanted to give some game time to the guys, keeping the bigger picture in mind. Not compromising on how we wanted to play this game. We wanted to get in some players who are likely to play the World Cup," Rohit said after the match.

IMAGE: Shubman Gill celebrates his century. Photograph: BCCI/X

The skipper was all praise for Axar Patel, who took the game really deep with his well-made 42.

"Axar batted brilliantly, but couldn't finish. He showed a lot of character. But credit to the Bangladesh bowlers."

Rohit, who has always been effusive in his praise for Shubman Gill, once again lauded the hundred by the young opener.

"Gill's hundred was brilliant. He backs his game, he knows exactly how he wants to play. Pretty clear on what he wants to do for the team. Look at his form over the last year (average of 72). He has been pretty solid against the new ball. He works really hard," the skipper said.

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