Hero of India's eight-wicket win over Bangladesh here on Thursday with a 43-ball 85, the stand-in skipper was on "Chahal TV", an interview-based show conducted by Yuzvendra Chahal for the BCCI's official website.
Sharma teed off in the fourth over of the innings when he hit an off-drive, followed by a cover drive and then a straight six off Mustafizur Rahman. "I knew the conditions were flawless (for batting)".
Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal (2-28) and Washington Sundar (1-25) bowled tight spells to rein in Bangladeshafter after sending them in to bat. It's been very good so far and just wanted to finish it off on a good note. "We've got a few games coming up, one against Bangladesh and then there's a whole West Indies series coming up as well".
"I'm quite an emotional guy on the field".
The Twenty20 global format can be used to groom young talent and prepare them for One-day Internationals and Tests while not distracting players from winning games, stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma said on Wednesday. "We have to play good cricket to beat India because we know that they are a good side on their home side and across all over the world, so we have to be on our top from the first ball". "After that, it was just about carrying on and putting the pressure on the bowler". India restricted Bangladesh for 153 for 6 despite the visitors scoring at more than 8.5 runs per over till the powerplay. "I think in T20 cricket, this sort of chance comes often and it depends on how we keep calm and execute our skills to try and win the game", Mahmudullah told reporters ahead of Thursday's second T20I.
Speaking at the end of the match, Rohit said that he let his emotions get the better of him and will be more careful in the future. We have to win, that is the first priority. "Because this is the format where these individuals can come out and express themselves so that they are ready for ODI and Test cricket". More importantly, they analyse, and they always have conversations with the bowling coach and the captain as to where they can improve.
"We need to assess the conditions when we go to Nagpur". And same with Washy as well. "They played a lot of domestic cricket and Sundar has been our new ball bowler and today I wanted to change it considering how big the ground is".