England Bowlers Are Very Disciplined: Rohit Sharma Says He Felt Like Playing Shots But Didn’t Get Opportunity During Headingley Test

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Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has appreciated England bowlers calling them very disciplined. The Indian opener also mentioned that he wanted to play shots during Day 3 of India vs England 3rd Test but could not get an opportunity to do so due to England’s good bowling in the 2nd innings. Rohit Sharma scored an impressive knock of 59 runs in the 2nd innings of the ongoing Headingley Test.

Facing 159 deliveries, he also scored 7 boundaries and 1 six during his knock. Moreover, after KL Rahul lost his wicket cheaply for 8 runs, Sharma accounted for a crucial partnership of 82 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara for the 2nd wicket. He became a victim of Ollie Robinson’s delivery, losing his wicket through an LBW. In spite of reviewing it, the decision emerged with an umpire’s call and Sharma had to leave the field.

Craig Overton
Craig Overton and James Anderson after KL Rahul’s wicket. (Image Credit: Twitter)

England Bowlers Are Very Disciplined: Rohit Sharma

During the press conference at the end of Day’s play, Rohit Sharma mentioned that he felt like playing shots but did not get a chance against England’s disciplined bowling.

“Their bowlers are very disciplined. Feel like playing shots but I do not get the opportunity. Therefore you have to respect the situation and play. I wait for the opportunity to score and give the bowlers respect until then,” he said.

The right-handed batsman also said that for him, staying longer on the crease while batting is as important as scoring runs.

“I know what challenges you have to face when you open the batting in such conditions. Keeping that in mind, you have to make some changes to your technique, which I did. I am happy those changes have worked. When you are batting, scoring runs is most important, but for me the longer I stay at the crease is also very important,” the 34-year-old further said.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma scored a measured 59. (Image Credit: BCCI)

Speaking about his wicket, Sharma said that he is not disappointed as it was an unlucky dismissal that can happen anytime.

“I am not disappointed. It was an unlucky dismissal that can happen anytime you are batting. When the three-figure mark has to happen it will happen. My focus is on winning the match,” he further said.

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli built an unbeaten 99-run partnership on Day 3. (Image: Twitter)

Batting against a lead of 354 runs in the 2nd innings, India batted quite impressively. After Rohit Sharma lost his wicket for 59, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara scored an unbeaten stand of 99 runs to take India’s total to 215-2 at the stumps of Day 3. With Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the crease with 45 and 91 runs respectively, India trails by 139 runs.

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