Asia Cup 2022: We won’t stop experimenting and finding new answers, says Rohit Sharma

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Asia Cup 2022: We won't stop experimenting and finding new answers, says Rohit Sharma
Asia Cup 2022: We won't stop experimenting and finding new answers, says Rohit Sharma

Asia Cup 2022: We won’t stop experimenting and finding new answers, says Rohit Sharma

Asia Cup 2022: Under Rohit Sharma, the Indian T20 team hasn’t been afraid to try out different lineups, and the captain made it clear on Saturday that the search for “fresh answers” will go on despite any roadblocks.

The T20 World Cup in Australia is only around seven weeks away, so Rohit is eager to carry on with his trials because one wouldn’t know what works unless it was first tried.

“We have decided that we will try out a few things and some would work, some won’t. But no harm in trying and only if you try, will you know for sure what works and what doesn’t. You will get answers,” Rohit told reporters ahead of the team’s marquee Asia Cup clash against arch-rivals Pakistan.

KL Rahul will open for India in this tournament, while Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant have also been attempted as openers. Deepak Hooda once received the new ball in a game of bowling.

“If we get a chance to try, we need to try combinations. We have decided to try things still and if we face difficulties, no problems. We will keep on experimenting and we should not be scared to find new answers, whether it is batting or bowling combinations,” he said.

Although there will be a predetermined lineup for the T20 World Cup, the skipper claimed that the experiments had been quite successful.

“We got a lot of answers in the last 8-10 months. When the World T20 starts, we will see what needs to be done,” he said.

Virat isn’t doing anything different

There was a clear allusion to how out of shape Virat Kohli is looking, and the captain, as per usual, supported his No. 1 hitter.

“As far as I am concerned, I found him in absolutely good touch. He is back after a month-long break, and I didn’t see him doing anything extraordinarily different,” Rohit said.

Teams will miss Bumrah and Shaheen

The Indian skipper anticipates that whoever steps in for Jasprit Bumrah will make the most of the opportunity. He continued by saying that Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi and Bumrah will both be missed because of the high calibre they provide to the sides.

World Cup game is thing of past

Although the loss to Pakistan hurts, India has moved on after being humiliated by 10 wickets in the most recent T20 World Cup, according to Rohit.

“Look, the mood in camp is buzzing. It is a fresh tournament. New start. No point thinking about that loss.

“We need not think about what happened in the past. We also want to move in forward direction. It is always challenging to play Pakistan but what is important for us is what we want to achieve together than thinking about the opposition,” he said.

You people create hype, let us focus on game

Even though India versus Pakistan matches are highly anticipated, Rohit treats them like any other game, mixing with the crowd and enjoying friendly banter with the opposition players.

“It might be surprising (to see him interact with Pakistan fans) but not for us. It is pretty normal thing for us. You people can create hype, I will focus on the match. Every player has different process of preparing. Some do practising, some watch TV, some like to sleep before a big game,” he said.

So what’s his process?

“Since I am the skipper, my process is staying in team meeting rooms,” he signed off.