Australian Assistant Coach Andrew McDonald said getting Rohit Sharma out before the end of play was handy for Australia as it allowed his team to keep their noses in front in the Test match. The Indian opener was dismissed by Nathan Lyon at the stroke of tea on 44. Rohit played a loose shot to get himself out when he looked set to get a big score. Since then he has been coping up constant criticism.
“So far, I think it is pretty even to be fair. India 62/2, I think getting Rohit Sharma before the end of the play was very handy. We added 100 runs more today, could have been more but 350 plus score on the first innings at the Gabba is not the bad score. We got some runs on the board but a lot of work to do as a lot of quality batsmen are in the opposition,” McDonald said.
Rohit Sharma played 74 deliveries for his 44 which included six fours. Rohit’s dismissal was just at the stroke of tea which gave the opposition a huge advantage getting into the tea break. However, since then he has been in the firing line and has finally responded to his criticis.
Rohit Sharma Responds To Critics After Gabba Dismissal
Rohit Sharma said that he does not regret playing that shot as he had the measure of the shot. It was just that he did not time the shot as well as he would have liked.
“Once I was in and I had played a few overs, I realised there was not much swing so I did little adjustment there, after that, it was an unfortunate dismissal, it is something I won’t regret. I like to put pressure on the bowler once I am in and that is my role in this team to keep putting pressure on the bowlers.”.
India ended the day on 62/2 still trailing by 307 runs to Australia’s first innings score of 369. The final session of the day’s play was washed out due to rain.