"I have left it to the..." - Rohit Sharma clears his stance over not taking DRS calls frequently in ODI World Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma happened to take a wrong DRS call when he was convinced by Jasprit Bumrah but it was denied by wicketkeeper KL Rahul as he wanted to make a point it was out of the leg stump.

Mathew K
Nov 03, 2023 14:38 IST
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Rohit Sharma (File Photo, Twitter)

Rohit Sharma (File Photo, Twitter)

Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma registered their seventh consecutive win in the seventh match of their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign to enter the semi-finals convincingly. They completely dominated and outmuscled Sri Lanka, defeating them by a record-extending margin of 302 runs after bundling them out on the score of just 55 runs in 19.4 overs in the second innings.

However, India also had a success rate of 50-50 in the DRS calls while they were defending the target against the Islanders. It happened when star pacer Jasprit Bumrah convinced the skipper Rohit Sharma to take DRS whereas the wicketkeeper KL Rahul was not looking keen for that review and he also came up in denial mode on taking DRS call.

"I gotta find the individuals I can trust." - Rohit Sharma

Meanwhile, skipper Rohit himself spoke briefly about the DRS concern of India and the way he prefers to decide to go up the stairs in case of disagreement with the on-field umpires.

“I have left it to the bowler and the keeper (whether or not to take a review) to make that decision for me, and I gotta find the individuals I can trust and I know it can go the other way as well. We got one right and one wrong today,” said Rohit Sharma during the post-match presentation.

Apart from that, he also expressed his happiness over India’s qualification into the knockouts of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.

“I am very happy that we have officially qualified now (for the semis). When we started in Chennai, this was our goal – to qualify first for the semis and obviously in the final. The way we approached these seven games, was quite clinical. Everyone put in the effort and a lot of individuals have put their hand up,” he said.

Now, India will face the mighty South Africa in the next match of their World Cup campaign. Both teams will play this match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, November 5.

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