Rohit Sharma will make a comeback in the five-match T20I series against West Indies starting on Friday. The skipper was rested for the ODI series but will now look to register big scores with the bat to help India win another bilateral series. Before the first T20I, Rohit had an intense training session where he pulled out a variety of shots. The video was shared with the official Twitter handle of BCCI, and in it Rohit can be seen practicing both attacking and defensive shots.
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Ahead of the series, Rohit addressed a press conference on Thursday, where he said that according to him, India was not playing orthodox cricket in the shortest format last year before the World Cup.
“We didn’t get results in the World Cup, that doesn’t mean we were playing bad cricket. And I don’t agree that we were playing conservative cricket, if you lose 1-2 matches in the World Cup If you look at the games played before the World Cup, we won 80 per cent of them. I don’t understand how you can win so many matches if you are conservative.” Rohit said.
“We lost the World Cup, but it can happen, but it doesn’t happen. We weren’t playing freely. Lately, it’s not like we’ve changed anything completely, we’ve seen players express themselves. If you play freely, performances will come. Outsiders should maintain peace, the way we are playing cricket, there will be failures and results will not be in our favour, but that’s okay. Because we are trying to do something. It may happen that mistakes happen but that doesn’t mean the players are bad. With time, everyone has to change, we are changing, so should the people outside needs to change.”
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