‘One bad game can’t truly define, who you are’: Rohit Sharma ahead of India vs England semifinal

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma addresses the media on Wednesday in Adelaide. Right here’s what he mentioned.

On securing semifinal berth

“It’s a chance for us. To come back and to that. It’s an extended course of and we need to stick with it. We now have to play good cricket to play that recreation. It’s a good distance from it. It’s a contest between bat and ball and that’s what we’re doing to date.”

On defeat vs South Africa

“We are able to take satisfaction in ourselves from the place we now have come. Two good groups have knocked out. We now have to do properly. One unhealthy recreation can’t actually outline, who you’re.”

On Adelaide as a venue

“Final 12 months in Dubai the scale of the bottom doesn’t change a lot. Among the grounds right here have smaller boundaries some will not be. Guys, who’re right here, it’s a problem. We tailored properly. Adelaide is one floor we now have to sit down and resolve. Melbourne was larger floor. In Adelaide, we had utterly totally different eventualities and we all know what planning is required right here.”

On Axar Patel
“I’m not likely nervous about him (Axar). He hasn’t bowled full quota. We now have full seamers who’ve bowled full quota which implies spinners can’t bowl full quota. We didn’t get Axar to play within the powerplay which is his high quality. Collection earlier than coming right here he did properly. I assumed type of house he’s in. And he’s in an excellent house”


“He’s very, type of man who doesn’t carry baggage. Not suitcases. He has loads of them as a result of he does buying. He has been taking part in like this 12 months. He likes to exit and specific himself. That’s the reason he was there within the final World Cup. As we sky is the restrict of him. He has taken strain from others. He is aware of and understands his recreation. He is aware of what bowlers are doing. As he instructed me that he doesn’t like smaller grounds. He likes to play on the larger floor as a result of he can see the hole within the larger floor.”

On being hit at nets

“It appears to be high quality now. There was little bruising now.”

On Pant and DK

“Rishabh didn’t get to play all video games together with just a few observe video games. He was the one man lacking in that listing. It is going to be unfair if you happen to deliver the man to and make him play immediately. We now have instructed all the fellows about this to be prepared every time required. We needed to offer left-hander a chance in opposition to Zimbabwe. What will occur tomorrow received’t be capable to let you know now.”

On England as opponents

“We have to begin contemporary and previous doesn’t matter. We are able to’t go to the sport (considering) that we now have crushed this crew. These guys (England) are harmful as we will see that they will beat any crew.”

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