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Rohit: India are not clear favorite

  • Published at 08:09 pm November 9th, 2019
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India's Rohit Sharma looks at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium wicket last November AFP

Addressing a press conference in Nagpur Saturday, Rohit Sharma stressed that playing better than the opposition is what ensures victory, not being tagged as favorite

Interim Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has said his side are not clear favorite against Bangladesh, and will need to perform at their best to clinch the T20I series in the final match Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Sunday.

Bangladesh emerged triumphant with a composed performance in the first match of the series last Sunday, before India brought parity with an equally comprehensive victory in the second T20I Thursday.

Addressing a press conference in Nagpur Saturday, Rohit stressed that playing better than the opposition is what ensures victory, not being tagged as favorite.

“We don’t believe we are favorite at all. We just have to go out there and play at our best. That is how you win games, not by being tagged as favorite. You have to be good on that particular day,” said Rohit. 

“We have seen, especially in the T20I format, the team that play better on the given day win the match. Bangladesh were good in the first match of the series and they won the game, while we were good in the second game of the series and we won. We have to be better than the opposition on that particular day. No matter what records you have in the past, it does not matter at all,” he added.

Rohit traditionally performs well with the bat against Bangladesh, and hit a commanding knock of 85 runs off just 43 deliveries to ensure victory in the second T20I of the series. 

When asked what the secret to his success against Bangladesh was, Rohit smiled and said it should remain a mystery.

 “If I say what the mystery is, they will know and they will restrict me. I do not want to reveal that. I love playing against all opposition, not just Bangladesh. I am here to play cricket. It is a great honor to represent your country. I am enjoying every bit of it,” the right-handed batsman said.

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