After the Dharamsala, Team India captain Rohit Sharma said It was eye opener match for all of us
Indian batsmen came under fire in pace-friendly conditions, newly appointed captain Rohit Sharma to say that it was forgettable performance against Sri Lanka in the
first ODI is an eye-opener for the home team.
” Rohit Sharma said in press confress after loosing We were not up to the mark with the bat. if we had scored 70-80 runs more and it would have been a different ball game
. It is important to thrive in these conditions and come out good. It was eye opener match for all of us,” said Rohit at presentation ceremony here
after a seven-wicket loss to Lanka.
India cricket team 112 all out and Sri Lanka team compeleted chase in just 20.4 overs. MS Dhoni was the only Indian batsman who accepted challenge of srilankan
fast bowling hitting a gritty 65.
Rohit said he was not surprised by Dhoni’seffort.
“ms dhoni known knows what to do in these type conditions. I was not surprised by his effort . Someone batting with him would have made a big difference. There was still
something in the pitch when we were bowling in second inning of the match, but 112 was not enough runs on the board.”
when he Asked about his ODI captaincy debut experience in the absence of ViratKohli, Rohit said: “Not very good experience as captain . Nobody likes to be on the
losing side. We have to work hard for the the coming back in two games and come as hard as possible.”
Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera praised his bowlers though he thought the surface was a tough one to bat on.
ThisaraPerera srlankan captain praise ” he said in press confrence Firstly we need to give 200 per cent credit to our good fast bowlers; they did everything right
for us from the start of the match , they bowl in the right areas and right length.
“Their discipline was excellent and that was the reason for our success. This was an unplayable wicket, we did not expect this kind of behaviour from the dharmsala pitch. before start of the match We
thought around 250-260 but when
we were bowling itself we realised that we had to keep india team under 220,” said Perera.]]>