IND vs ENG: You Both Very Important Assets For Team India, Rohit Sharma Tells Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar. Watch

India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday praised Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar for his or her good efficiency on Day Two of the continuing fourth Test in opposition to England and stated they’re essential belongings to the staff. Pant single-handedly put India in command on the second day of the fourth Test in opposition to England together with his third century in Test cricket. Pant scored 101 runs within the innings whereas Sundar remained unbeaten on 60. At Stumps, India’s rating learn 294/7 with Sundar and Axar Patel (11) on the crease — main the guests by 89 runs within the first innings.

“You both are very important assets for the team because you guys do more than one skill. Your (Sundar) bowling is very important for the team… Rishabh, your keeping was so encouraging to watch. You seem to be working every day on your keeping which is why we see the results as well on the field. I understand it is not easy keeping on pitches like that,” Rohit stated in a video shared on BCCI’s web site.

Having began cautiously, Pant took the English bowlers to the cleaners within the last session to take the sport away from the guests.

Commenting on Pant’s strategy, Rohit stated: “We saw two half of Rishabh Pant today, the first half of Rishabh Pant was nice, compact and you were respecting the good balls and but at the same time, you were trying to press on the bad balls as well. That was good to see.

“But the second half was utterly totally different. It was necessary to play these photographs on a pitch like that as a result of we all know that the pitch is just not straightforward to maintain batting like that.”

Replying to Rohit, Pant said: “The solely sport plan I had was to only see the ball and hit my shot after we bought the lead.”


Rohit then asked Sundar how is he feeling after playing impressive innings. To this, Sundar replied: “Amazing (feeling) actually. I ought to thank the administration and senior gamers for maintaining religion in me.

“I just wanted to play my natural game. After about 15-20 balls, I thought if I could just defend and spend a lot of time in the middle, I would be able to get runs and also put the team in a better position. Very glad that it happened today.”

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