'Suryakumar Yadav’s form is a bit of a concern' - Rohit Sharma’s sarcastic remark after 3rd T20I against South Africa

South Africa defeated India by 49 runs to win the third T20I of the three-match series.

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Rohit sharma post match presentation. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav, ranked second in ICC Men’s T20I Player rankings is having a stellar season with the bat. With 119 runs to his name, the flamboyant batter was the leading run-scorer for India in the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa. With the T20 World Cup about to start in less than two weeks, he will be one of the key players for team India but apparently, captain Rohit Sharma is a ‘bit concerned’ about his form.

Talking to Murali Kartik after the third T20I, Rohit Sharma mentioned Suryakumar’s name while listing his concerns before the mega tournament in Australia. However, he couldn’t hold his laughter and burst out soon after talking about Surya’s form.

“Speaking about the concerns, Surya’s form is a bit of a concern (starts laughing),” said the Indian captain in the post-match presentation.

“I thought it would be the least of your concerns,” presenter Murali Karthik added after Rohit Sharma’s sarcastic comment.

Rohit Sharma states reason behind departing for Australia early

Even though India managed to win the bilateral series against South Africa, the bowling looked below average for the majority of the series. The team conceded 220 plus runs in back-to-back matches and that’s not a good sign before the T20 World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the best bowler in the side has been ruled out of the tournament and thus, things are looking a bit grim in the bowling department.

With that, a lot of players will be travelling to Australia for the very first time. The bowlers are inexperienced in comparison to the conditions in Australia and thus, Rohit Sharma believes that the team will get some time to settle and acclimatize and that’s the reason why India decided to go early to Australia.

“Lot of the guys haven’t been to Australia, that’s why we are going there early. We want to play on the bouncy pitches of Perth, we want to see what we can do there. Only seven to eight members of the squad have been to Australia, so we have organised a few practice games. We need to understand what combination we can play,” Rohit mentioned in the post-match conference

“We need to find a bowler who has the experience of bowling in Australia. Not sure who that bowler is going to be, we will see once we travel to Australia, we’ll find it out there,” said the captain on who will potentially take the bulk of the workload in bowling.

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