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'Lack of match practice can't be an excuse' - Rohit

India opening batsman Rohit Sharma addresses the media on the eve of the third and final ODI against South Africa in Cape Town

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 11, 2013

Posted by PACERONE on (December 11, 2013, 11:49 GMT)

India played against a W,I team that had not played cricket for sometime and it showed .India has no excuses.

Posted by TellasisPatel on (December 11, 2013, 11:31 GMT)

Is he the same Rohit Sharma who captains the Mumbai team? In his previous interviews he was always full of himself, did not even feel sorry for running out Virat Kohli who was in great form. Really disappointing.

Posted by   on (December 11, 2013, 10:16 GMT)

It is hard to believe we are the same team that bid farewell to Sachin less than a month ago. Although Rohit is putting up a brave front, it is difficult to imagine India taking on SA on equal terms unless two or three individuls perform out of the skin. Bowling has never been our strength with Ydav short of match practice nd Ishant, low on confidence. Our best chnce is chasing target but with Steyn n Morkel putting so much of pressure on our batters that an average performer like McLaren walks away with rich rewards. Some " out of the box " strategy like sending pinch hitter to thwart Steyn & co, may work.

Posted by   on (December 11, 2013, 10:06 GMT)

Doesn't offering any shot at all. Then why saying shot selection needs to improve ? :p

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