Srinagar: Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour has come to rescue of his batters after below par outing against Pakistan in the rain marred match of ongoing Asia Cup 2023.
India on Monday beat Nepal by 10 wickets to book place in Super 4.
Rohit Sharma & Co will again be facing Pakistan pace battery and will like to play batter this time.
Earlier on Saturday, Shaheen Shah Afridi ran through India’s top-order and dismissed the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli cheaply.
Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour strongly disagrees that India batters struggle against pace.
“Of course, they are a good bowling attack. The conditions were different in the game against Pakistan. The wicket was doing something when the new ball was into the play and there was a rain interruption as well which the batters usually don’t like to have. But we managed to recover after losing early wickets, which is a good sign,” Rathour said in a post match conference on Monday.
“Aisa kuch nahi hai ki khel nahi sakte hain (It’s nothing like that we can’t play them). They have a good bowling attack and on certain days, they will have the edge. But the day we get a good start, our batters are also capable of putting up a big score,” he added.
Meanwhile on Monday Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill smashed half-centuries as India successfully chased down a revised target of 123 runs (D/L method) in a rain-affected affair at the Pallekele Stadium. While Rohit scored an unbeaten 74 off 59 balls, with the help of 5 sixes and 6 boundaries, his young batting partner was not out for 67 off 62 balls. But Rohit said he wasn’t happy with his knock.