ODI WORLD CUP

Cheteshwar Pujara thinks that Rohit Sharma has led India admirably in the middle overs.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma was praised by Cheteshwar Pujara for keeping the game going throughout the middle overs. When most teams tend to lose steam. With India having won all of its World Cup 2023 matches thus far, Rohit has been enjoying a fantastic tournament.

On Sunday, October 29, India beat England by 100 runs at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow and reclaimed the top spot in the points table

Cheteshwar Pujara heaped praise on Rohit Sharma

Pujara also lauded Rohit for making proper use of Mohammed Siraj, although he was the only bowler to not have taken a wicket against the Three Lions.

He has been brilliant, not just in this game. If you look at the way he has led the team in the entire World Cup, especially the way he brings in the seamers. We have seen that Siraj hasn’t started well in many games now; it’s been two or three games where he hasn’t bowled well with the new ball. But it’s about how Rohit uses him in the middle overs. Whenever Rohit has used Siraj in the middle overs, he has given the breakthrough,” Pujara was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

And he has been very smart as he has led India well in the middle overs. Not many captains are able to do that. The 10 to 40 over period is the most important in ODIs. Rohit knows that he has to be aggressive, pick those wickets in the middle phase, which he has been able to do,” he added.

Sent in to bat first against England, India scored 229 for nine. Following Mohammed Shami’s four wickets, the Men in Blue bowled the Three Lions out for 129 in 34.5 overs.

The legendary Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will host India’s next game on Thursday, November 2, against Sri Lanka.

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