Team India after their spectacular win over the Netherlands team is just one step or in other words one match away to mark their names in the list of the semi-finalists team. But let that topic be the topic of the next hour, let us focus on what the team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma said after defeating Netherlands by 56 runs on thursday.
Rohit Sharma called the win as a clinical one, why, have a look at what exactly he said at the post match presentation,
“Lucky for us, we had a few days to get over that special win. As soon as the game got over, we came to Sydney and regrouped”
“We have to move on now, and the focus was on this game where we wanted to come out and get those two points. I thought it was a clinical win. Looking at the way they have qualified for the Super 12s, credit to them,”
“We however always looked to what we can do with ourselves, not bother about the opposition. To be honest, this was a near-perfect win. Yes, we played a little slow at the start but that was the conversation between me and Virat, we had to wait on that surface to play the big shots,”
So you see, what Rohit Sharma called this win. He calls it a near perfect win. Now only god knows what exactly does it mean but one thing is for sure, it indeed was a comprehensive win in a row.
But when asked about his half century, Rohit said that he was a not too happy with the achievement but said,
“What’s important is getting runs – doesn’t matter if they are good-looking runs or ugly runs. At the end of the day, it is about keeping the confidence up,”
Rohit Sharma led team India after winning the toss, took the decision to bat first. As openers came out to bat were the skipper and wicket-keeper themselves, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, respectively. But as they were batting, the run-momentum of the team wasn’t very good at all. Why we say this is primarily because by 12 overs or so, the Indian team were at just 84 runs with the fall of 2 wickets.
But again, if there was anybody who was there to save the Indian team from losing this match was none other than Suryakumar Yadav (51* off 25) and Virat Kohli (62* off 44 balls) who took the run total to 179 for the fall of just 2 wickets.
But from the dutch team side, except for the 4-5 players, there were none who can be credited for any sort of momentum to the team and the entire team were all-out as the pack of cards scored just 123 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
The next match, Indian side is going to face is the South Africans on Sunday, which indeed is going to be an interesting one.