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T20 World Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma is hopefully saving his runs for semi-fiinal and ultimate, says Sunil Gavaskar

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T20 World Cup 2022: Batting nice Sunil Gavsakar, chatting with India Today, stated Rohit Sharma must be extra cautious when he tries to tackle the brief balls, particularly within the knockout matches of the match in Australia.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 7, 2022 10:21 IST

Rohit is hopefully saving his runs for T20 World Cup semis: Gavaskar (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar stated on Sunday that he hopes Rohit Sharma is saving his greatest for the final for India at T20 World Cup 2022, highlighting that the star opener’s lean patch is certainly a trigger for concern. Gavaskar stated the high-pressure state of affairs within the knockout matches may assist Rohit curb his ultra-aggressive strategy on the high of the order.

Rohit Sharma has scored simply 89 runs in 5 matches at a median of 17 in T20 World Cup 2022. Despite the lean patch with the bat, Rohit has been in a position to lead his troops nicely as India reached the semi-final of the match for the primary time in 6 years.

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Rohit managed to hit a fifty towards the Netherlands within the Super 12 stage of the match however the knock was removed from convincing. Bouncers have troubled Rohit because the India captain has tried to assault each certainly one of them, throwing his wicket away within the powerplay most of the time.

India will tackle England within the second semi-final in Adelaide on November 10 and Gavaskar stated he hopes Rohit will come good within the big-ticket conflict.

“Well, let’s just hope he is saving the runs for the next two matches. They are going to be the biggest matches. In a group game, you know there’s another game to follow, so you maybe sometimes try a little too much and get out. Now, these are knockout games. In a knockout game, you can’t afford to experiment too much. You need to be at your best. Let’s hope that Rohit comes good,” Gavaskar informed India Today.


Rohit Sharma has additionally been beneath stress to get going within the powerplay as his batting accomplice and vice-captain, KL Rahul, has struggled to be fluent within the powerplay. Despite scoring two fifties within the final two Super 12 matches, Rahul has not seemed convincing on the high, taking part in out 21 dot balls within the first overs of this version of the T20 World Cup.

Furthermore, Gavaskar stated Rohit’s resolution to be ultra-aggressive has not labored in his favour, particularly in Australia the place the boundaries are greater than regular.

“What’s been happening is, he himself, as the captain of the team, has set this template in the first 6 overs to go bang, bang, and bang. Suddenly, he can’t be seen looking to work the ball around. He is always a good puller of the ball. But on Australian boundaries, that pull shot has got him into trouble.

“We noticed that two years in the past as nicely, he bought out twice by taking part in the pull shot after having scored 40-50 runs (in Tests). That’s bought him into hassle once more.

“In a T20 format with just just one fielder in the first 6 overs, he has got to be mindful of the fielder and play the pull shot. It’s a productive shot for him, let’s not forget that,” Gavaskar added.

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Nov 7, 2022