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Rohit also stressed that there cannot be a universal approach and that each person needs to find his or her own way to deal with it.
The Indian captain is the team’s top scorer with 207 runs in three games, including an excellent 120 in the Opening Test in Nagpur.
“See, I think when you play on these types of courts, you also have to be a little bit ahead of the pitcher,” Rohit said in response to a question from PTI the night before. fourth exam in Ahmedabad.
“Before he (the pitcher) does anything, you’re ready for what you want to do. That’s got to be the mindset. I’m just talking about me, not about anyone else. That’s it. is how I approach (hit the ball.) I can’t give you all the details of how I approach an inning because it won’t be right,” said the India captain, not willing to share everything. its trade secrets.
“Nagpur is a great example for me as well as how I want to play in this series. Also, before the series, we played England. In that series, I got 100 points. in Chennai (2021, Second Test) where the pitch changed slightly.”
It’s not just about his runs that he outperforms the rest of the pro hitters (Virat kohli second with 111 runs, while Cheteshwar Pujara has 98 runs), but Rohit appeared very reassured against the Australians, although the second major collision made him inevitable.
Rohit’s methods are specific to him as some may take 70-80 balls to place, while others may want to start from the very beginning.
“I try to apply myself, try to do what I’m good at, things like that. You have to adapt to your strength and it’s going to be different from other people. So I try and stick to the plan. my plans, my strengths, and what I do best. Stick with those.”
So what will his message to the other top hitters be?
“How challenging are the pitches, how much it spins, how many seams and all that… we’re trying to get rid of all of that. There’s conditions for us to play and you. had to find a speaking Rohit, which sounded very precise and clear about what he wanted from his hitters.
He said that the more challenging the track, one needs to find more creative ways to deal with it.
“We’re just trying to figure out more and more methods to come out on top when the pitches are challenging. So yeah, every individual is different and they’re going to find their own scoring method. .
“Obviously all these people played cricket a lot. You can’t change a lot of things in a three-week period. You just have to change your mind.”
The captain felt it was the mind rather than the skill that was important to an excellent hitter.
“You need to adapt to the conditions as quickly as possible, different approaches to hitting your ball. Those things. More than skills, it’s how you mentally prepare yourself, how you want to deal with the opponent pitchers and what they’re throwing at you, so things like that, I think it’s more mental than skill.
KS Bharat (Beautiful pictures)
Will support Bharat and he will learn more about DRS as he plays
KS Bharat must have realized that Test cricket is a different beast altogether – so far he has only scored 57 runs in five innings. He is also uncertain when it is clear to the overzealous Indian spinners that some of their claims to the DRS are unwarranted.
India erred in multiple DRS calls during the tests in New Delhi and Indore.
When hitting Bharat’s ball, Rohit repeated Rahul Dravidhis feelings about considering the difficulty of hitting the ball on these tracks.
“He (Bharat) has spent a lot of time in domestic cricket, India A,… So it’s a bit unfair to judge him on these types of balls. Especially if someone is new out. eye, you have to give him enough space or plays for him to score himself some big points,” Rohit said in defense of his young colleague.
Rohit also talks about his conversation with Bharat.
“It’s very important, that’s also what I said to him before the start of the series. ‘Don’t worry about what kind of surface we’re going to play on, you’ll have enough time to prove yourself because These surfaces are not easy.’
He assures that and when Ishan kishan given a chance, he will also get a long rope.
“You have to support those guys, that’s what we’re doing with KS. KS, like I said, he’s going to run a lot (in domestic cricket). Has a lot of experience in domestic cricket. good goalkeeper, also spoke to Ishan. When he gets his chance, he will have some games. We won’t knock him out after playing only two games. That won’t be fair. equal.”
During the DRS calls, Rohit said people need to understand that Bharat is used to it and it will take him more time before he can make a more accurate judgment.
“Yes, we accept that we didn’t make the right calls in the previous game, but Bharat is clearly new to the DRS. He (was) not holding the points for India, so DRS is something very new. Ranji Cup no DRS and India A and all that without DRS, so that was also something new for him. So we just have to give him time and make him understand what it is and all that.”
Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma (IANS Photo)
DRS and Jadeja
Rohit’s comedic side emerged when asked about Jadeja’s outrageous request to join DRS.
“Especially, Jaddu yaar. Every ball, he thinks it’s over. I see, they’re quite hectic.”
There was a time when Rohit had to reassure Jadeja.
“It’s just the passion of the game, but that’s where my role comes in, to say ‘bhai, relax a little bit, it’ll be fine if it at least ends up somewhere near the stump, but this doesn’t even touch the stump, and some balls even throw outside (foot stump)’.
“So it was a silly mistake that we made but we hope to correct that in this match (Ahmedabad) and we will also have a little chat about it, and Hopefully we can correct the mistake in this match.”
(With input from PTI)