Indian captain Rohit Sharma has praised off-spinner Ashwin after defeating New Zealand 3-0 in the T20I series. He said that Ashwin has always been an attacking option in the middle overs in T20 matches. When the team needs wickets Then he takes wickets at crucial times. He said that the team’s bowling has been the best in this series and that is the best thing for Team India.
Ashwin’s record in ODIs as well
Rohit further said that he has proved himself in Test cricket and his record in ODIs is not bad. The way he came back and bowled in Dubai. After this, he performed well in two matches of this series. This shows. what capacity they have. Ashwin took two wickets for 23 runs in the first match and took one wicket for 19 runs in the second match. Rohit said that in the middle overs you need to control the run rate and also take wickets.
Spin Jodi made the job easy
Rohit said that Axar Patel and Ashwin are such bowlers. Instead of completing his over, he thinks about taking wickets and putting pressure on the batsman. It is a good thing for a captain to have such bowlers in the team. These bowlers do those crucial overs and try to put pressure on the opposition team by taking wickets.
Rohit and Dravid are trusting the players
Rohit told that as a captain and coach, he is trying to assure this to the players along with Dravid. That his place is safe and that he can easily go on the field and show his natural game. He said that in the first meeting we had said. That if you try to do something for the team it will not be ignored.
Whenever you come forward and put pressure on yourself and try to get the team out of difficult situations, that will be taken care of. It is the job of the coach and captain to explain to the players that we understand this. What do you want to do for the team?
difficult to choose a team
Rohit said that India is full of good players and only 11 players can play in the team. So it becomes difficult to select the team. That’s what I try as a captain. So that whenever the players come on the field, there is no pressure on them. Rohit described his team’s bowling as the biggest positive aspect of this series. He said that in two matches, the Indian bowlers restricted New Zealand to 160 after a good start. It was not an easy task. Apart from this, he also stressed the importance of saving runs and getting run out while fielding.