India won the match by six points to take a 1–0 lead in the three-ODI series. Rohit Sharma, playing his first game since taking the helm of the white team full-time, scored the highest with 51 tackles 60. India have chased their goal of running 179 games with 22 passes.
Speaking to Star Sports after the game, Gavaskar commented that Rohit Sharma contributed to the victory in every way possible, starting with winning the pitch, making good decisions on the field, and then that’s scored in half a century.
The former India captain explained:
“This was the kind of perfect start he wanted. Even before that he had toss a coin in what Pollard calls the wrong thing. So you have to remember that he got it right from the start. So, with a win like this it’s always a good start and he contributed to the win in terms of scoring with your expertise, which is hitting the ball.You’ve done that and of course can do it. showing changes to bowling, pitching. You’re doing everything right. So I think if you asked me out of 10, I’d give him 9.99.”
Most of Rohit Sharma’s decisions are in Ahmedabad. Mohammed Siraj was given the new ball and he picked up a stick in the power match. Washington Sundar was brought in as the first change, and he restored confidence by turning the tables twice.
While Yuzvendra Chahal Prasidh Krishna, considered his best form for months, also enjoys playing the role of an offensive pitcher. The captain also contributed with three correct uses of the DRS.
“We want to keep getting better” – Rohit Sharma
While this may be the perfect start to India’s pre-World Cup cycle, the new captain is making sure not to be swept away.
In their post-match presentation, he talked about how they’ve ticked all the boxes but still need to keep “getting better as a team”.
The 34-year-old commented:
“I don’t really believe in a perfect match. We want to keep getting better as a team. We talked about what we wanted to achieve and we checked all the boxes. “
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The second ODI will begin at 1:30pm IST at the same location on Wednesday.
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