Rohit Sharma Slams India Bowlers and Fielders for Poor Show against Nepal in Asia Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma, Indian Cricket Team
File image of Rohit Sharma

After splitting the spoils with Pakistan the previous week, Team India has now officially entered the Asia Cup. On Monday in Pallekele, the Rohit Sharma-led team used the DLS technique to defeat Nepal, which was making its tournament debut. Rain caused a nearly two-hour delay in the game, which required the umpires to reduce India’s chase from 50 overs to 23 overs.

The situation occurred after Rohit and Shubman Gill gave India a quick start by adding 17 runs in only 2.1 overs after India bowled out Nepal for 230 in 48.2 overs. Then the rain began to fall, which caused a delay in the proceedings.

India advanced to the Super 4 stage because to the partnership of Gill and Rohit, who kept the pace despite the extended break and eventually knocked down the revised 145-run mark in 20.1 overs.

However, the game also served as a sobering wake-up call for India, as the majority of its players showed signs of underdevelopment throughout Nepal’s innings. Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, and Ishan Kishan dropped easy catches in the first five overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat, giving Nepal’s opening pair of Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh an opportunity to capitalise.

Together, they scored 65 runs during the first powerplay, and when Shardul Thakur dismissed Bhurtel for 38(25), India made its first breakthrough.
The recovery was made possible by the breakthrough, but India’s performance In addition, Rohit discussed his undefeated, game-winning innings of 74(59), saying he was a little nervous but quickly struck back to tie the score.

There were some nerves at first, but after I had my shot, Rohit said, “I wanted to cash in and get my team home.”

In the meantime, Nepal will be very proud of how the team performed against top-ranked Pakistan and powerhouse India. They gain a great deal of knowledge and experience from these two games as well.on the pitch remained poor.

“Since one of these games was postponed, we can’t really focus too much on the other. Fortunately, though, we were able to bat in the first game and bowl in the second. We haven’t been at our best, but a few players are returning to the pitch after extended absences. There is no room for complacency once we advance in the Super Fours. Under duress in the first game, Hardik and Ishan put us in a strong position. Our fielding was poor today, but our bowling was alright, said Rohit at the post-game awards ceremony.