Gautam Gambhir calls Rohit Sharma’s shot irresponsible

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Former India cricketer, Gautam Gambhir has highly criticized skipper Rohit Sharma’s shot selection against Pakistan.

After the Men in Green won the toss and opted to field first, India were on attack mode from ball one.

Both Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma left no stone unturned to bash the Pakistani bowling attack.

Apparently, Indian fans also recalled their memories of Virender Sehwag who used to decimate the opposition’s bowling when he came out to bat.

Meanwhile, Gill and Rohit managed to get a partnership of 121 runs for the first wicket.

But, Rohit was dismissed by Shadab Khan as he tried to go aerial and was caught by Faheem Ashraf.

Also, Shubman Gill was the wrecker-in-chief as he took the Pakistani pace attack to the cleaners during his innings.

Gambhir says India shouldn’t have given an opening to Pakistan

Moreover, Rohit’s former teammate, Gautam Gambhir stated that he knows that Rohit must be feeling low himself after playing such a bad shot.

Additionally, he also says that Pakistan looked down and out after getting heavily bashed up by the Indian openers.

I feel he will be extremely disappointed. The way Rohit Sharma got out, it was an extremely bad shot. He himself knows that shot deserves to be criticized because Pakistan were down and out at that stage.

Adding further, he says,

At one point, it seemed India might score 370-375. Rohit Sharma played a bad shot and Shubman Gill got out in the very next over. You don’t want to give even the slightest window to a bowling attack like Pakistan. You gave a window and you played that shot against the bowler you had hit for 30 runs in two overs. If it had been a bowler who had been bowling well, it would have been alright as you were under pressure. If you had just stood there, he would have given you one or two bad balls every over.

India has now played well today and scored a massive 356/2 in their 50 overs.

Pakistan now needs to chase down 357 in their 50 overs to ensure that their unbeaten streak remains.

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