I’ll tell them if I ever become their coach, says Rohit Sharma when asked to advice struggling Pakistan batsmen
Rohit won the Man of the Match award for his scintillating century.
Updated - Feb 9, 2020 9:02 pm
Rohit Sharma ripped apart the Pakistan bowling at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. With his regular opening partner Shikhar Dhawan injured, the Indian vice-captain had to take up more responsibility. And Rohit did just that by scoring 140 runs off just 113 balls to propel India to a mammoth score of 336 runs for the loss of five wickets. No wonder, he was awarded the Man of the Match and had to encounter a few tricky questions at the post-match presser which Rohit tackled with cheeky answers as well.
While Pakistan were in the chase for around 23 overs of their innings and then all hell broke loose for them with a familiar collapse. Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya picked up two scalps each as they lost four wickets for just 12 runs in a space of 19 deliveries. The contest was done and dusted there itself even though Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan scored runs later in the innings.
India won the game handsomely by 89 runs via DLS method and are sitting pretty at the third position in the points table with 7 points to their name. On the other hand, Pakistan are ninth with only a solitary win and a washout in five matches.
Rohit’s hilarious reply
After being the best player of his side, Rohit Sharma was sent to address the media in the post-match press conference and even here the Hitman managed to show his class. One of the reporters asked him to give advice to the struggling Pakistani batsmen who couldn’t match India once again in the World Cup. “What advice would you offer to the struggling Pakistani batsmen?” the reporter asked.
Rohit Sharma was clever in tackling the question as he agreed to give the advice only if he becomes Pakistan coach in the future. “I’ll tell them if I ever become the coach for Pakistan,” Rohit was quoted as saying in the presser. As far as the upcoming matches are concerned, India will face Afghanistan on June 22 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Pakistan are now left with only four matches and will need to win them all in order to qualify for the semi-finals as they face South Africa next on June 23.
Reporter: “What advice would you offer to the struggling Pakistani batsmen?”
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