T20 World Cup 2022: "Yuvi won't be too happy about it' - Rohit Sharma Made A Hilarious Statement After Breaking Yuvraj Singh's Record
India achieved its second consecutive win in the ICC T20 World Cup. Team India won the match by 56 runs against the Netherlands on Thursday. Batting first, India scored 179 runs for 2 wickets on the basis of half-centuries from Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. In reply, the Netherlands team could only score 123 runs for 9 wickets.
During this match, Rohit broke Yuvraj Singh's record for most sixes in the T20 World Cup. Yuvraj had hit 33 sixes while Rohit went ahead of him with 34 sixes. When Rohit Sharma was asked about Yuvraj Singh breaking the record of sixes in the T20 World Cup, the answer was very funny, Rohit said, yes, I know he is not going to be happy with this. He said: "He (Yuvraj) won't be too happy about it'.
Rohit also talked about the performance of Virat Kohli. He said: “Speaking about Virat, I honestly don’t think he was struggling with form. He was batting as good as he was, but with him, the expectations are always so high that even if he gets a good 30 or 40, people tend to talk about it.
From the team management perspective, he was in good space right from the Asia Cup. He was fresh, got a brilliant hundred there, and then leading up to the World Cup, we know the quality that he has, and he’s done so well in these type of conditions in all three forms. Obviously, he used his experience today more than anything else, staying calm under pressure, and we know how good he is when the score is in front of him. He is one of the best chasers in the world.”
He was also asked about whether this is the best he has seen from Kohli, Rohit went one step ahead and said: “It has to be one of India's best knocks, not just his best knock, because until the 13th over we were behind the game, and the required rate was just climbing up. But to come out and chase that score was an extremely brilliant effort from Virat, and then obviously Hardik (Pandya) played a role there, as well.”
When asked about the mood in the dressing room leading up to that nail-biting last over, he said: “We were thinking that if we can keep about 15 to 18 runs in the last over, the bowler is going to be under pressure. He (Mohammad Nawaz) bowled that last over against us in Asia Cup and Hardik played some shots against him. Obviously it’s not easy when you have to bowl the last over being a spinner with only 16 runs to defend.”