Rohit Sharma on Ravi Shastri criticism: It's absolutely rubbish

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India lost by nine wickets in Indore. The result cut their lead in the four-Test series in half after victories in Nagpur and Delhi. The fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad will start this week. "This is what a little complacency, a little bit of overconfidence can do when you take things for granted, you drop guard and this game will bring you down," said Shastri at the time. "I think it was a combination of all these things when you actually cast your mind back to the first innings, see some of the shots played, see some of the overeagerness to try to dominate in these conditions. You reflect back, take a step back or two to analyse." India were bowled out for 109 and 163 in Indore, where Sharma scored 12 twice. No batsman scored more than former captain Virat Kohli's 22 in the first innings, while the experienced Cheteshwar Pujara was India's lone half-centurion in the second. "Honestly, when you win two games, if the people outside are feeling that we are overconfident, it's absolutely rubbish, because you want to do your best in all four games. You don't want to stop by winning just two games, it is as simple as that," said Sharma. "Obviously, all these guys, when they talk about being overconfident and all that, especially the guys who are not part of the dressing room, they don't know what kind of talk happens in the dressing room. "Ruthless is the word that comes to my mind, and it comes to every cricketer's mind, being ruthless. Not to give any inch to the opposition when they are playing, especially when they're touring abroad, and that is exactly what we have also experienced when we have toured outside. "The opposition will never let you come into the game, never let you come into the series. And that is the mindset we have as well." While all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has returned from injury to India's Test XI, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah remains sidelined. He recently underwent back surgery in New Zealand.

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