Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma’s take on Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav – here’s what he said

NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma expressed the significance of playing a high-pressure match against Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup, stating that it posed challenges to various aspects of their game in preparation for the upcoming World Cup.
In their decision to bat, India posted a below-par score of 213 runs, but their bowlers delivered an outstanding collective performance, securing a 41-run victory and a spot in the final of the continental tournament.

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“It was a good game. For us also to play a game like that under pressure. Challenged a lot of aspects of our game,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“We definitely want to play on pitches like these to see what we can achieve.”
Rohit was full of praise for Hardik Pandya (1/14) and Kuldeep Yadav’s (4/43) efforts with the ball.
“He’s (Hardik) worked hard on his bowling over the last couple of years, and it’s pleasing to see how he bowled that spell. Not an easy target to defend. Pitch got slightly better towards the end so we had to hold our nerve and bowl consistently,” the skipper said.
“(Kuldeep) again for the past year or so bowling really well. He’s worked hard on his rhythm and you can see the results in the last 15 ODIs he’s played. He gives us a lot of options. So going forward it’s a pretty good sign.”

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka was surprised by the turn the wicket provided but praised young Wellalage for his all-round show.
Wellalage first picked up his maiden five-wicket haul and then remained unbeaten on 42 off 46 balls even as wickets kept tumbling at the other end.

“We didn’t expect this kind of a wicket, but after the first 10 overs we came into the match brilliantly with the spinners.
“The luxury of the two genuine batters bowling is great, they’ve done well in the nets but it was great how they performed. After the last game with Bangladesh I sensed he (Wellalage) would do something special,” Shanaka said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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