Rohit ran towards Dinesh Karthik, hugging and patting him on the head, after he hit a six and four to send the Men in Blue over the victory line.
The India captain took the lead from the front in the chase for 91 in a game that was shortened to eight balls per side. Rohit was named Man of the Match for being undefeated 46 times with just 20 balls.
After DK took the win, Hitman was understandably pleased that he was under pressure following the team’s recent losses in the T20I format. BCCI’s official social media managers shared a video of Rohit celebrating with DK after India’s series leveling win. The clip was shared with the caption:
“Captain @ ImRo45’s reaction. The joy of the crowd. @DineshKarthik grinning. Relive the mood when #TeamIndia leveled the streak in Nagpur #INDvAUS. “
First bowling after winning the throw, India conceded 90 for 5 of their eight passes as Matthew Wade recorded an unbeaten record of 43 of 20 balls.
For the hosts, left-hander Axar Patel stood out with a 2 to 13. However, Pacer Harshal Patel proved expensive once again, with 32 runs in his two passes.
“I’m glad it came out” – Rohit Sharma on his winning knockout
Speaking at the introduction ceremony after the game, the India captain admitted that he was a bit surprised at how excellent the ball came to the racket. Sharing his thoughts on his game-defining shot, he said:
“It’s great to hit like that, but it’s an eight-plus game so you have to take your chances. I am very happy that it was successful. Honestly, the last 8-9 months I’ve been playing like that.
“For me, it doesn’t really change much but then again, when you’re playing a game like this, you can’t plan too much. You just have to understand the situation and try to use the things. sued to benefit himself,” he added.
Reflecting on Team India’s bowling performance, he said it was good for the most part, until the dew fell at the end. Rohit commented:
“I felt that the pitchers had something to offer and we used the conditions pretty well but on the backend the fog started to come in and the boys couldn’t hold the ball, that’s it. is why you see some completely weird throws from Harshal. “
The decisive T20I of the India-Australia series will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.