‘Itni mehnat ki hai toh kuch toh…’: Rohit Sharma on India’s chances of first-ever Test series win in South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

'Itni mehnat ki hai toh kuch toh...': Rohit Sharma on India's chances of first-ever Test series win in South Africa | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Indian captain addressing the press conference for the first time after the defeat by Australia in the World Cup final Rohit Sharma He said that the team left no stone unturned in trying to change history in South Africa.
India will look to end their 31-year wait. Test series A win on South African soil with the first Test of the two-match series starting on Boxing Day at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. Rohit expressed uncertainty about whether a Test series win would completely ease the pain of defeat in the World Cup final. However, he recognized that such a victory would be a significant and remarkable achievement.
“We have never won a series here and if we do it here it will be a big thing. I don’t know if it will take away the pain of the World Cup defeat. If we manage to get it If it is done. Then it will be a good thing. If you have worked so hard, something will be done,” Rohit said.
India’s standout performer at the World Cup, Mohammad Shami, will be ruled out of the series with an ankle injury, a setback that Rohit described as a major loss for the team.

“There will be a huge loss for what Shami has done for us over the years. Someone will fill that hole but it won’t be easy,” he said.
KL Rahul is expected to keep the wicket in the first Test but the skipper said it depends on the wicket-keeper batsman how long he wants to wear the gloves in the five-day format.
“I am not sure how long KL Rahul will want to keep wickets but he is still keen on it,” Rohit said.

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Rohit also admitted that India fell short in some aspects in the World Cup final which led to the defeat.
“We didn’t do some things well in the final and that’s why we lost. It’s tough but there’s a lot going on in life, so much cricket, you have to find strength. It took me a while to come out but you has to move forward,” he said.
Rohit added, “We got a lot of encouragement from the outside world and it motivated me to rise up personally.”

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