India took on New Zealand in the third T20I at Seddon Park and went on to clinch the series victory in what was a thrilling game, that ended with a super over. It was nail-biting encounter as India needed 10 runs off last two balls in the super over and Rohit Sharma smacked two maximums to take India home. There are still two more games to go in the series.
After the game, Rohit Sharma attended the press conference and revealed that it took five minutes for him to find the abdomen guard before coming out to bat for the super over. He went on to say that he packed everything inside his bag and he didn’t know where he kept it.
“Everything was packed. All my stuff was inside my bag. I had to get it out. It literally took me five minutes to find my abdomen guard because I didn’t know where it was,” Rohit said as quoted by First Post. “I mean we never thought it would go to the Super Over, the way they were batting at one point. It looked like they could easily win the game,” he added.
It could’ve been Shreyas Iyer in the super over: Rohit Sharma
The Indian vice-captain went on to add that he had no idea if the training was possible for a super over. He disclosed that he wouldn’t have batted in the super over if he hadn’t got the half-century in the game and it could’ve been Shreyas Iyer’s chance to bat.
“I don’t know if you can train for a Super Over. We’ve got a T20 specialist in Bumrah. For him, Super Over or whether he bowls in a T20 match is the same for him. There’s no training required there for him.
“But for the batters, you generally see who’s in good nick on that particular day and you assess and try and get that guy to bat. Probably if I hadn’t got the 60 today, probably it wouldn’t have been me going to face the Super Over. It could have been Shreyas Iyer or someone else.”
Team India will play the fourth T20I at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on 31st of January.
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