Rohit Sharma’s poor shot selection has become the talk of Day 2 of the ongoing fourth Test in Brisbane. Rohit was dismissed at 44 runs as he attempted to go for a lofted shot off Nathan Lyon in India’s first innings.
Talking about his shot, Rohit said, “It’s not coming out of nowhere, it’s the shot that I play and I’ve played it very well in the past. It’s something that I really back myself to do all the time.”
“That is the kind of role that I play in this team, you know. And it was…when it looks like that it looks bad but you know that is something that I don’t really think too much into. My focus has always been – once I’m in, obviously I want to make it count, make it big. Having said that, there is a process I like to follow and the process is obviously to make sure that once I’m in, I’m on top of the bowlers. And I’m trying to keep the pressure on the bowling unit of the opposition. Sometimes you get out, sometimes it goes over the ropes. Yeah, it was unfortunate and a very sad dismissal to be honest in the end. But again like I said those are my shots and I’ll keep playing them,” the vice-captain added.
Just after Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the first innings, a barrage of comments from Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar and Deep Dasgupta flowed in critiquing Sharma’s shot.
As Day 2 of the fourth Test concluded, India are 62 for 2 and have a trail of 307 runs.