IND vs SL 2017: Rohit Sharma speaks up on the Indian spin twins

India won the match by 88 runs.

Rohit was high on priase on his spinners. (TOI)

The Indian spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav picked up seven wickets together after Rohit Sharma’s strokeful maiden T20 international century set the platform for a huge Indian score at Indore. As it turned out, India won the game by a galloping margin of 88 runs. KL Rahul also played a good hand scoring 89 runs keeping his good form going in the series.

Kuldeep (3/52) and Chahal (4/52) shared seven wickets and Rohit said he was always confident that the duo would bring India back into the game.

"They have been doing well for India and always they bring us back," said Rohit.

"I don't mind such games where they are put under pressure, they were ready to take the pressure and Kuldeep changed the game and Chahal has been doing well for some time now. So I always had belief on them."

Talking about his own batting, Rohit said: "The stage was set, good conditions to bat. I was trying to do what I do, hit through the line. It came off really well. I went out there and had some fun."

Asked if he was eyeing a double hundred at any point, Rohit said: "That's too much to ask (a double-hundred). I was just trying to get as much runs as possible. Any target is not defendable here.

"There is a template to my batting, which I follow. Try to hold my shape," said the 30-year-old

Talking about Rahul’s form the skipper said that it was pleasing to watch him bat. "KL is in great form. He was exceptional today. It was pleasing to watch him play from the other end."

Sri Lankan skipper Thisara Perera seemed disappointed after Sri Lanka succumbed to yet another crushing defeat. Likewise, in the ODI’s Sri Lanka now have lost the T20 series as well. "It's a tough series. It was too much to chase. Upul Tharanga and Kusal Perera gave us momentum but unfortunately we couldn't execute our plans," he said.

Asked about Angelo Mathews, Perera said: "Mathews, I think is now out of the series with a hamstring injury. It is most unfortunate as he is our main middle order batsman."

 

India will play Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I on Sunday at Mumbai.


By Anshuman Roy - 23 Dec, 2017

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