Asia Cup: Rohit, Gill fifties power India to Super Fours with ten-wicket thrashing of Nepal
After Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj picked three wickets apiece while Aasif Sheikh and Sompal Kami played gusty knocks in guiding Nepal to a competitive 230, the rain stopped the proceedings for two hours. By then, India reached 17 for no loss in 2.1 overs and the target was then revised to 145 in 23 overs as per DLS method when the game resumed at 10:15 pm.
'He is someone who likes other batters to go...', says Shubman Gill on his successful partnership with Rohit Sharma
The pair compiled 685 runs at 76.11 in the nine instances batting together in the format. Taking out their only partnership together while not opening the batting, their average partnership jumps to 85.37.
One thing I want in this team is to make sure everyone is okay to bat anywhere, says Rohit Sharma
"Ajit (Agarkar, chief selector) is new to the picture and he didn’t know what was happening before that. I have tried to keep him updated as much as possible. But one thing I want in this team is to make sure everyone is okay to bat anywhere. That's one thing we need to keep in mind. Now, cricket is moving in a different direction."
'They are legends, we have long way to go', says Yashasvi Jaiswal over comparison of his pairing with Gill to Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan
The young opening pair of Jaiswal (84* not out) and Gill (77 off 47) put a 165-run opening partnership in just 15.3 overs in an emphatic nine-wicket win over the West Indies in Florida on Saturday, levelling the T20I series 2-2.
Even Jadeja is not playing...don’t want anyone to miss key events, says Rohit on missing T20Is v Windies
Rohit Sharma played the first ODI but was absent from the next two games and the subsequent T20I series in West Indies.
"You can't win...in one or two days, you've got to... be consistent", Rohit Sharma reveals India's World Cup plan
While India may not have advanced past the semi-final stage in the last two Men's Cricket World Cups, the skipper believes his side can emulate the 2011 success of his compatriots.
He had told me that you are all-format cricketer: Tilak Verma credits Rohit Sharma for his success
Tilak, who was India's leading scorer with 39 off 22 deliveries in the first T20I in Trinidad, came up with another gem of innings in the second match on Sunday as he scored 51 off 41 deliveries, studded with five fours and a six.