India vs Australia: Getting Rohit Sharma’s wicket before the end of the play ‘very handy,’ says Australia’s Assistant Coach

Australia's Assistant Coach talks about Rohit Sharma's dismissal.

Aussies assistant coach Andrew McDonald (left) and Rohit Sharma (right).

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been marred with criticisms for his poor shot selection which led to his dismissal at 44 runs. He looked in good touch before throwing his wicket at Nathan Lyon’s ball, post which he has faced the cricketing fraternity’s wrath.

India’s former wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta told Sports Today, “Only Rohit can explain why that shot? He has the temperament because he has scored big in India. Maybe in overseas conditions, he hasn’t scored big. This is frustrating.”

“Why? Why? Why? That’s an unbelievable shot. That’s an irresponsible shot. There is a fielder there at long oo, there is a fielder there at deep square leg,” Sunil Gavaskar told Channel 7 on Saturday.

However, there couldn’t have been a more cherishable moment for Australia. Aussies assistant coach Andrew McDonald said in a virtual press conference “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.”

“I don’t think it is going to be a rush from us. As you know when you are bowling, you can’t speed up the game anyway. It is all about the process, delivering the right balls in the right areas and keeping it as simple as that. It is enough to roll them for a low score. As it stands at the moment, very little we can do to accelerate the game. They got some quality batters and it will take quality effort to bowl out them in the first innings,” McDonald added.

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