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Aus vs Ind fourth Test | Rohit Sharma defends decision to go after the bowlers

Following a process he has worked out, says vice-captain

January 16, 2021 03:21 pm | Updated 09:26 pm IST - Brisbane

Rohit Sharma departs after his dimissal on day 2 of the fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane on January 16, 2021.

Rohit Sharma departs after his dimissal on day 2 of the fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane on January 16, 2021.

Rohit Sharma defended his shot selection that led to his dismissal for a well-made 44 — trying to take on Nathan Lyon and being caught in the deep.

Role in team

“It is a shot that I play and have played very well in the past as well. So it is something that I back myself to do all the time,” said Rohit on Saturday. “That is the kind of role that I play in this team.”

He admitted it looked bad, but didn’t want to think too much about it. “I want to make it big, but having said that, there is a process I like to follow and the process is to make sure that once I am in, I'm on top of the bowlers. I am trying to keep the pressure on the bowling unit of the opposition,” he said.

Rohit revealed he had started working on tackling the Australian bowlers the day he landed and while he was in quarantine during the first two Tests.

Commenting on the state of the match, Rohit complimented the inexperienced bowling attack for restricting Australia to less than 400, though, he said, 30-40 runs fewer would have been better.

“We have solid batters to come, and two of the most experienced players are still out there in the middle. The pitch is good and, I don’t see any reason why we can’t get to ‘that’ score,” he added.

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