Rohit Sharma- ‘I never thought that the pitch would be like this’

On a Kensington Oval pitch that offered bounce and carry for fast bowlers and turn for spinners, 15 wickets fell in less than 46 overs. First ODI between West Indies and India, After being sent in, West Indies were all out for 114 runs in 23 overs. India, which promoted its white-ball specialists up the order, lost five wickets in the first chase Rohit SharmaScored the winning runs while batting at number 7.

“To be honest, I never thought that the pitch would play like this,” Rohit said in the post-match presentation. “It was all about the seamers and the spinners, and it was very difficult to score runs. But to restrict them to that score was a brilliant effort from our bowling unit.

“We never thought we would lose five wickets, but it was good to give game time to a lot of the ODI players who have just come in. But first of all, it was important for us to get in a good position. Restricting them to 115 (114) There was a great effort, and I thought we had the dominant position that we needed, which is why we thought OK, we might as well try out some of the guys who haven’t played a lot of cricket for a while And they can be given a chance to go.

“I don’t know when they’ll get the time to step up, so we’ll try to accommodate all these guys whenever we get that opportunity.”

Rohit also praised Mukesh Kumar Joe was playing his first ODI, after making his Test debut earlier on the tour. The seamer started with the maiden and bowled a tight line and length, although his first wicket in the format fell on a ball short and wide – Alik Athanasz failed to clear Ravindra Jadeja while bouncing at backward point.

Rohit said, “Mukesh has been fantastic.” “Even in the Test series we saw that he can swing the new ball, he has got a bit of pace and he is quite consistent as well. So we want to see what he can offer. I have seen him in the domestic cricket. Haven’t seen much in cricket.” Either way, so it was good to see him playing with the white ball as well.”

captain of west indies shy hopeMeanwhile, he lamented the lack of application by his batsmen. Despite losing three wickets inside nine overs, West Indies’ score was 88 runs for three wickets and Hope looked to be in complete control. After this, Jadeja started the team’s collapse by sending back Shimron Hetmyer and West Indies lost their last seven wickets within 26 runs.

“A lot of words come to mind but let’s just say we didn’t play how we needed to,” Hope said. “On such a challenging surface, as a batting group, we need to find ways to score.

“Anyone who was watching could see what happened there. The 9.30 am start (for batting) in the Caribbean will be difficult and the Indian bowlers bowled quite well on this surface, but again we did not score enough runs. Make it.”

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