Rohit Sharma was not a happy man after Team India suffered an ODI series defeat at the hands of the Australian cricket team. Australia got the better of Team India in the three-match series in the second and third ODI.
Team India drew first blood in the series but failed to stamp their authority in the second and third ODI respectively. Australia had the cutting edge over India. Rightly so, they won the series by 2-1.
Steven Smith who led the team in Pat Cummins’ absence couldn’t be any happier after steering the Men in Yellow to a memorable ODI series win in India. India went on to suffer their first ODI series defeat at home since 2019.
Incidentally, India’s last ODI series defeat was also against Australia. Meanwhile, the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma’s ODI series winning has come to an end as he suffered his first ODI series defeat as a captain.
Rohit Sharma gives his honest verdict after the ODI series defeat to Australia
In fact, Rohit Sharma has led Team India 15 times in a bilateral series at home. After winning 14 series on the trot, Rohit Sharma and Co ran through their first-ever ODI series defeat.
Following India’s loss, skipper Rohit Sharma gave his honest verdict at the post-match presentation. He reckons that he doesn’t think it was too many runs in the run-chase.
India restricted Australia to 269 runs. However, the hosts lost the game by 21 runs in the ODI series decider in Chennai. Rohit further added that the wicket was quite challenging in the second half. He was disappointed with the team’s batting performance.
He further added that the moment India were getting a partnership, the team lost a wicket. Besides that, he was unhappy with the mode of dismissals and stressed the fact that the players are born and brought on these wickets. Furthermore, the skipper echoed that the partnerships are crucial and that they failed to construct it.