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Still Learning Art of Captaincy: India Captain Rohit Sharma

Still Learning Art of Captaincy: India Captain Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma fourth capatin to hit century in all formats

The Indian Cricket Team register a 2-1 series win over Australia after the fourth Test match at Ahmedabad ended in a draw. It was a placid batting pitch as Australia posted 480 runs in the first innings thanks to Usman Khawaja’s 180, Cameron Green’s maiden Test century and valuable contributions by Head, Todd Murphy, and Nathan Lyon.

Indian batting unit posted a massive total of 571 as Shreyas Iyer did not come to bat due to a back injury. Virat Kohli scored his first Test century since 2019 scoring 186 along with Shubman Gill 128, Axar Patel 79, and KS Bharat 44 helped India to take 91 runs lead.

“I am still learning as a captain in every game that I have captained. I have captained a lot in T20 cricket, more than the other formats but Test cricket I am only six matches old in terms of captaincy. I am still learning and guys around me have played a lot of cricket and they are there to help,” Rohit Sharma said.

“You need to be able to make the right decision and for that, you need to stay calm on the field. And those are the things I always think of when I am captaining the team. Still, as I said, I am learning about my captaincy. I am enjoying.”

Brilliant performance by Team India in the series

The Indian Team began the series with an inning and 132 runs win over Australia at Nagpur. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin created havoc with 8 wickets between them to bowl out Australia for just 187 runs in the first innings.

Rohit Sharma played captains knock scoring 120 runs and laying a strong foundation for a mammoth total. Axar Patel contributed important runs along with Ravindra Jadeja 70 helped India post 400 with a lead of 223 runs. R Ashwin and Jadeja did the damage in the second innings to bowl out visitors for just 91 runs inside one session.

The second Test was a close-fought affair as Australia posted 263 runs in the first innings. Axar Patel and R Ashwin 114 runs partnership for the 8th wicket helped India reduce the deficit to just 1 run.

After a flying start by Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne on the 2nd evening. Ravindra Jadeja displayed great bowling skills to pick up 7 wickets bowling out Australia for 113 in the second innings. India won the match by six wickets as Rohit Sharma played a quickfire knock laying the foundation for the win.

It was a disappointing third Test match for the Indian team as they could muster 109 in the first innings and then scored 163 runs in 2nd innings. India lost the match by 9 wickets as the target for Australia was just 76.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were named the joint player of the series award. After New Zealand, 2 wicket win in the first Test match at Christchurch against Lanka, India progressed into the 2021/23 World Test Championship finals to be played from 7th June to 11th at Oval, London.

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