After India’s 31-run defeat against host England in Edgbaston on Sunday, India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma justified Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni’s batting. Rohit Sharma was asked that when both the batsmen were on the crease, they did not seem to want to chase the score because they did not hit six in the end.
Rohit said that due to the slow pitch, they could not accelerate the scoring in the last 10 overs. He clarified that Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42 not out) and Kedar Jadhav (12 not out) were trying to make a hit, but they could not do it because the surface was slow.
In the last 31 balls, this pair could only make 39 runs. In the last over, he did not hit six and tried to rotate only the strike, India chasing 300 runs and chasing 300 runs barely. This win brought England back in the semi-finals and put Pakistan and Bangladesh in trouble.
India lost opener KL Rahul early on zero and then Rohit and captain Virat Kohli took charge He added 138 runs for the second wicket to give India a strong platform to reach the target. Rishab Pant made 32 runs in his first World Cup match, while Hardik Pandya contributed 45 runs, but in the end, these efforts became inadequate. Dhoni-Jadhav’s partnership expert criticized a lot.
Rohit said, “When MS and Kedar were batting, I think they were trying to hit six sixes but they could not succeed due to the slow pitch. You have to give credit to the English team because they use it very well. “