Rohit Sharma Praises Bumrah’s ‘Genius’ in India’s Win over Pakistan

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Following his side’s six-run win over Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup match, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma admitted that his side fell 15-20 runs short with the bat on a pitch where “every run mattered” and lauded pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his “genius” with the ball.

Team India Makes History by Defending Lowest Total in Thrilling Win Over Pakistan

Rishabh Pant’s classy 42-run knock, terrific catching behind the stumps, and a miserly three-wicket haul by pacer Jasprit Bumrah helped India secure a narrow six-run victory over Pakistan in a low-scoring contest at New York’s Nassau County International Stadium.

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Speaking about the batting in the post-match presentation, Rohit said, “We did not bat well enough. Halfway through our innings, we were in a good position. We did not put enough partnership there and fell short with the bat. We spoke about every run mattering on a pitch like that. There was enough in the pitch. It was a good wicket to be honest, compared to the last game.”

Rohit stated that with India’s strong bowling line-up, the team felt confident and aimed to make early inroads into Pakistan’s batting. Although Pakistan initially resisted India’s bowling efforts, the team remained hopeful that Pakistan could face a batting collapse similar to India’s.

“The little contributions from everyone make the difference. Whoever has the ball wants to make the difference. Bumrah is going from strength to strength. I am not going to talk too much about him; we want him to be in that kind of mindset till the end of this World Cup. He is a genius with the ball,” he added.

Rohit also hailed the crowd in New York, many of whom were Indians and Asians, saying, “The crowd was superb, they never disappoint, wherever we play in the world, they come out in huge numbers and support us. They will be going home with a big smile on their face as well. Just the start of the tournament, we have a long way to go.”

Team India Makes History by Defending Lowest Total in Thrilling Win Over Pakistan

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