Rohit Sharma credited his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan and said that the team wanted one solid partnership from the top order, which was provided by the openers as they thrashed West Indies by 71 runs in the second T20I to seal the series with one game to spare.
“Shikhar’s natural instinct is to attack the bowlers, we took some time to get going as we wanted to see how the pitch goes. I felt the partnership at the top was extremely important and Rahul provided the perfect finishing touch,” said Rohit, in the post-match presentation.
“Whenever you get an opportunity, you try and do well. Everyone will go home smiling. That’s what we play for. Glad we could win the game and win the series.”
India also threw the new ball to young Khaleel Ahmed, over Bumrah and Rohit added that it was part of the plan.
“Khaleel wanted the new ball and he initially looks to swing it and he has taken up the challenge well. Bumrah has been the premier bowler for us and the way we use him in T20s is different to ODIs. And when Khaleel bowls that kind of a spell upfront that helps us,” Rohit said.