A video of Indian captain Rohit Sharma forgetting whether or not to bowl or bat on the toss through the second ODI on the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Worldwide Stadium in Raipur on Saturday has been made public by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI). When Ravi Shastri asks Rohit Sharma what he’ll do after successful the toss, Rohit pauses and scoffs whereas Tom Latham, the captain of New Zealand, and Javagal Srinath, the match referee, chuckle. Lastly selecting to subject first, the Indian captain.
_ Toss Replace _#TeamIndia win the toss and elect to subject first within the second #INDvNZ ODI.
Comply with the match __ @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/YBw3zLgPnv
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 21, 2023
Rohit mentioned “I forgot what we wanted to do, had plenty of discussions with the team about the toss decision, just wanted to challenge ourselves under difficult conditions, but we’ll bowl first. Was a good test for us, knowing that the wicket will get better to bat on and that was the challenge in front of us.”
“Bracewell batted well, but we bowled well in the end and won the game. There was a bit of dew during the practice sessions, but we’ve heard from the curator that it will not play a role on game days. We batted first in Hyderabad, we wanted to bowl first here, same team.” he added.
The second ODI will characteristic an unchanged Indian XI. New Zealand, however, may even use the identical lineup as the primary sport at Hyderbad, which they misplaced by solely 12 runs regardless of the heroics of Michael Bracewell, who scored 140 (78).
Tom Latham on the toss mentioned “We would have bowled first as well, 1st international game here, so not sure how this wicket will play. Great last game, executed well in the bat and hoping to do the same here.”
“Looking to take back the experience, it’s important to win games, but the experience of playing in these conditions will be handy as well. Ish (Sodhi) hasn’t still pulled up well, so we’re playing the same team,” he added.