Rohit Sharma expressed that only time would tell how the loss affects the team in the long run.
Although India are deflated and defeated right now,Rohit Sharma is trying to remain positive. India lost a golden opportunity against England,as this would have been their first series win in England since 2007,but the hosts managed to turn it around by creating history and securing their highest chase ever in Test Cricket
“It’s obviously disappointing to not come out as victors. The Test series was for India to win. That said, time will tell whether that loss will have any impact in the T20I and ODI series against England,” Rohit said on the eve of the first T20I.
“That was a different format and this will be a different one,” Rohit, who missed the rescheduled COVID-delayed Test after contracting the viral infection, added.
Joe Root and Bairstow were the flag bearers of this win and scored a century each respectively,
Which helped England secure a 7 wicket win in style against the Indian Team in this monumental chase.
England managed to chase the target of 378 something which has not been done in the history of England Test cricket,they secured victory in the morning session of the vital 5th Day,with Joe Root and Bairstow remaining not out for 142 and 114 respectively.
Umran Malik and his blistering pace helping him secure more caps for India
Rohit Sharma the Indian Cricket Team captain said that Umran who recently made his debut against Ireland is on the cards for more appearances and is a part of his future plans with the team.
“Umran is very much in our plans. Right now, we are trying to give him an understanding on what his role would be and what the team requires from him.
We have to see where we can bowl him,” Rohit said.
Rohit believes a lot in Umrans potential and thinks he’s a very big prospect in the team,he thinks it’s very important for the team management to understand how well he fits into this role.
“Umran is definitely one of those players… and keeping the World Cup in our sights, we want to see what he has to offer to us. So, it’s all about giving him that ideal role of a pacer, depending upon the situations,” Rohit added.
India’s eye on the T20 world cup
Rohit Sharma joined the practice sessions with India for the first time since recovering from COVID-19,said that this t20 series against England will be a crucial one as it help them in determining where the exactly stand just before the world cup.
“With one eye on the World Cup later this year, this is an important series for us. That said, every game for India is important right now and we want to get our job done in this series as well,” Rohit said.
The Test players Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer will join the side from the 2nd game,the opening game could see Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson feature for the Indian team once again.
“There are many young players in this side who have rightfully earned opportunities to play for India through their brilliant performances for their state and IPL teams.
“England will be a challenging side for us. I am sure these (boys) who have been here for a while, played a handful of games against Ireland and a few practice games as well, will be looking forward to this T20 series,” Rohit remarked.