“Rohit Sharma advises you to come at me if you wish.” I will…’: Simon Doull on the “puffed chest” moment the India captain had against Australia

When asked about India captain Rohit Sharma’s century in the first Test against Australia, in which he hit two sixes and 15 fours, he scored 120 at a strike rate of 56.

Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull said that the right-hander does well in difficult situations.
During the first Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test.

India and Australia’s Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel all appeared to be at ease while batting on the Nagpur track.

Rohit, Jadeja, and Axar were able to bat for a long time because they trusted their defense against the Australian spinners.

They were the only ones to reach individual milestones in the series opener, which came as no surprise. Rohit was the only player to reach 120.

While Jadeja (70) and Axar (84) made significant contributions down the order. Rohit was the only player to score a century.

It would be difficult to pick between Jadeja and Axar, but the best batter on display in Nagpur would be easy to name. Rohit Sharma won hands down.

Against two spinners on a track that kept the tweakers interested from the first session of the Test match, the Indian captain.

Who typically performs at his best on turning pitches at home, demonstrated a masterclass on how to balance caution with aggression.

Rohit was unmatched in both the assurance he provided while defending and the power he generated during the offense.

Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull said that the Indian captain thrives in difficult situations in response to Rohit’s knock, in which the right-hander hit two sixes and 15 fours at a strike rate of 56.

“Rohit is one of those cricketers who fight when things get tough, in my opinion, He is just one of those tough guys who fight back against the opposition.

If you’d like, he says, come at me. I’ll strike harder at you. Similar in his captaincy in a small way. He has sort of found a way to get through the difficult times.

He has used fire to fight the fire. In addition, he was quite aggressive during his innings. He goes all out and takes on the opposition when he plays with that level of self-assurance. That’s something I like about him,” Doull told Sports Yaari.

Additionally, Rohit handled the three Indian spinners—Axar, Jadeja, and Ashwin—very well. When asked about India’s decision to field two left-arm spinners instead of two off-spinners.

Doull stated that the Pat Cummins-led team may have missed a trick by not selecting someone like Ashton Agar.

But they shouldn’t have any complaints about Todd Murphy’s performance. Seven wickets were taken by the youngster.

Doull stated that the decision to exclude Travis Head really caught him off guard. But the situation is interesting when you look at what the debutante has done.

Instead of selecting their best bowlers, teams traveling to India tend to select spinners solely for the sake of selecting one.

Your spinners will fail against high-quality batting if they are not of sufficient quality. I believe that leaving Travis Head out was their biggest mistake.

Along with Smith and Labuschagne, he was one of their best batters in recent Test cricket,” he added.

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