WT20: It's just a matter of one game, says Rohit

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Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 12:26 [IST]
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 It's just a matter of one game: Rohit

Colombo, Sep 18: India's Rohit Sharma, who strike form in the Warm-up games ahead of ICC World T20, starting today at Colombo, expressed confidence as he said Team India will improve as the tournament progresses after their loss to Pakistan in the Warm-up match.

The middle-order batsman who struggled to score runs until last month, including the ODI series against Lanka, managed to post 37 and a valiant 50 in the warm-up matches as other batsmen failed to create an impact ahead of the World T20.

Talking about the loss, Rohit Sharma said the team would definitely improve as the tournament progresses.

"We should bounce back. I am sure we will come good as the tournament progresses. It was just one of those bad days. We will come hard against Afghanistan and take it from there," Sharma said.

Sharma, who scored a magnificent 56 off 40 balls to guide India to 185/3, felt it was a challenging total but Pakistan's Kamran Akmal took the game away from India.

"Unfortunately, things didn't go our way. 186 was a good target on this wicket because I thought there was a bit of help for the spinners, but it was one of those days when things didn't come together," Sharma was quoted as saying by the ICC website.

Sharma also felt that the team's batting was good and would perform well in the days to come.

"It is very important in any format to get a good start. They have been batting really well, there is no doubt. I am sure in the coming days they will come good. They are very experienced and it is just a matter of one game," Sharma said.

Talking about his performance during the ODI series against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma said it was indeed frustrating as he struggled to score runs for almost an year.

"That tour of Sri Lanka was very frustrating but everyone showed their faith in me and I have certainly worked very hard on my batting and my fitness, and it is showing.

"It is just a start and there is still a long way in the tournament. Hard work never stops, and whether you are in form or out of form, you got to just keep working hard. I will try my best to do what the team needs me to do."


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