Too soon to judge if Rishabh Pant can take DRS calls: Rohit Sharma
NEW DELHI: The Indian team paid the price for Rishabh pants Poor DRS calls Bangladesh and the employer Rohit Sharma He says he doesn't want to reach a conclusion even if the young man is good enough to make difficult review decisions.
India did not review the decision when the arbitrator rejected an appeal of lbw against Mushfiqur Rahim on the third ball of the tenth, shot by a leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal .
Rahim was six years old at the time and came to win 60 undefeated to lead Bangladesh to a comfortable seven-win win while chasing 149 on Sunday night.
Of course, Rishabh is young and will need time to understand. It is too early to judge whether you can make those decisions. In addition, bowlers too. It is a combination when the captain is not in the right position to make that decision. Rohit said in the post-game conference.
In the last ball of that Chahal, when the referee rejected an appeal caught against Soumya Sarkar , Rohit reviewed the decision on Pant's insistence but lost it as there was no advantage.
When you're not in the right position (as a fielder), you have to trust your bowler and the wicketkeeper. Based on that, you have to make that decision, in whatever format you play.
Rohit felt that 148 was a defensible score if they had been smart in the field.
148 was a good score. We would have defended it if we were smart in the field. A couple of decisions that we do not succeed in the field and that was against us. That's where we lacked decision making, he said. .
Sent to the bat, India lost Rohit on the first attempt and the captain, his early departure combined with a tough pitch negotiation, made their lives difficult.
Every time you lose a wicket in the first round, it is not easy to build on that. The playing field was a bit soft, so making shots was not so easy. We wanted something around 140-150, when hitting first, that was the message.
While Bangladeshi hitters negotiated conditions better, young Indian batters struggled to cope.
Rohit said he was not openly concerned about the fact that his brigade failed in the conditions of his home, but he praised Bangladesh for creating crucial alliances.
The ball stopped and clung a little. These are young players trying to enter the team, so they need some time to understand how they need to hit in such pitches. I would not call that an overly cautious approach. I think we were smart, but we didn't get enough careers.
It was a good total fight, but when you defend that total, you must continue taking wickets, but they had good alliances and that was the turning point.
Needing to defend 22 runs in the last two overs, Rohit handed the ball to the young left pacemaker Khaleel Ahmed, who conceded four straight limits.
He was asked if it was difficult to operate without proven actors like Mohammed Shami & Jasprit Bumrah , the captain supported his young bowlers.
These are the boys, who didn't play for a while in this format. These are bowlers, we have been identified as the ones who can do well in this format. They have done reasonably well.
Wait for them to learn from their mistakes.
"They still need to understand when defending smaller targets, they need to bowl according to the plan. They will learn by playing these games. They have the talent & ability to bounce back but only time will tell if they can do that or not."
He also said that asking Khaleel to launch the penultimate bowler was the best option he had.
I didn't want our spinners to play in the backend. I saved one to Chahal because he had already played in that situation before. Two right-handed, I'll take that opportunity at any time with Chahal taking the ball away. So that was the idea behind keeping Khaleel for the backend.