IND vs ENG 1st Test- PC: Rohit Sharma says, ‘Leaving the ball in England is very very necessary’ after impressive knock of 83 runs

IND vs ENG 1st Test- PC: Rohit Sharma says, ‘Leaving the ball in England is very very necessary’ after impressive knock of 83 runs
IND vs ENG 1st Test- PC: Rohit Sharma says, ‘Leaving the ball in England is very very necessary’ after impressive knock of 83 runs [Pic credits: Outlook]

IND vs ENG 1st TestKL Rahul’s unbeaten ton and Rohit Sharma’s gutsy 83-knock helped India take the upper hand against England on the opening day of the ongoing second Test at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday. Rohit Sharma impressed with this innings after ending his streaks of 30-odds. At the end of the day’s play, he shed light on his game plan and progression.

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IND vs ENG 1st Test- PC: Rohit Sharma says,Leaving the ball in England is very very necessary’ after impressive knock of 83 runs

“The challenge of Test cricket is that you may have lots of shots in your books but when the conditions are against you, you have to keep talking to yourself and cut down the shots that are unnecessary especially with the new ball. Once you play, get the feel of the pitch, conditions then maybe you can play some shots but I think it is important to respect the conditions here. We always talk about it but it’s also important to go out and implement there,” Rohit Sharma told reporters.

“Leaving the ball in England is very very necessary especially when you start the innings. The pitch is not true because of the softness in the pitch and sometimes there is grass cover on the pitch. So, it doesn’t quite come as you expect it to come. Balls which are outside offstump, you need to understand the ball’s pace and height carried by the ball. All of those things are very important tpoo understand and yeah to certain extent yes. The template that I play in ODI cricket can be helpful in Tests. Its important that you understand and ensure that you know where is your off stump. And, try and figure out from there,” he added.

IND vs ENG India opening batters Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul registered a 126-run opening stand against England on the opening day of the ongoing second Test here at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday.

This is the first time that India’s opening batters have put on more than 100 runs in a Test played outside Asia since 2011. This is also the highest first-innings opening partnership for India at Lord’s since 1952.

IND vs ENG 2nd Test at Stumps: KL Rahul’s century, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s innings headline Day 1 at Lord’s; India 276/3 (90)

IND vs ENG 1st Test- PC: Rohit Sharma says,Leaving the ball in England is very very necessary’ after impressive knock of 83 runs

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