India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma defended Virat Kohli after the former India National Cricket Team captain endured yet another failure in the third and final T20I match of the series against England at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Sunday, July 10.
England National Cricket Team won the third and final T20I match of the three-match T20I series by 17 runs to deny India National Cricket Team a clean sweep and India won the series by 2-1 after registering dominant victories in the first two games.
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli hasn’t had a good run with the bat in the ongoing India tour of England 2022. In the rescheduled Test at the Edgbaston, Birmingham he scored 11 runs in the first innings and 20 runs in the second innings.
In the second T20I, Kohli scored only 1 run off 3 balls, before being dismissed by Richard Gleeson. In the third T20I, he scored 11 runs off 6 balls, including 1 four and 1 six, before being dismissed by David Willey.
He’ll be very happy with how we responded to that situation where he went to bat in – Rohit Sharma
Speaking after the match, Rohit defended Kohli and said that the former India captain’s approach in the third T20I was perfect.
“The T20Is that I’ve seen, especially when you’re chasing a score like that and you come out and bat the way he did it, it shows the quality of a batsman,” Rohit was quoted as saying by India Today.
Rohit added that Kohli “pretty much did everything right” in the match, but was unable to get to a big score.
“Honestly, we were three down and we wanted to dig in, get that partnership going and bat as long as possible. He pretty much did everything right today. Just slightly disappointed that it couldn’t be right till the end, but nothing taking away from that kind of knock.
“You don’t get to see that every now and then. So, we will take that with both hands as a team and I’m pretty sure about him as well. He’ll be very happy with how we responded to that situation where he went to bat in,” he added.
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