On Friday, India’s Test cricket team returned to action against Sri Lanka in Mohali. Virat Kohli’s 100th Test match takes center stage in this match, as Rohit Sharma’s tenure as full-time skipper in the longest format begins. When he came out to bat alongside Mayank Agarwal in the Mohali Test, the Indian opener won the toss and chose to bat.
He attempted a lofted pull but was caught at deep fine leg as he adopted an aggressive batting style. Lahiru Kumara drew first blood for Sri Lanka by dismissing the opener on 29 off 28 deliveries. The Indian skipper pointed to Rohit Sharma’s superb test series performance against England last year as an example of how he must display similar self-control during the lunch break. ”It is evident from the way he handled the deliveries outside off during the England series that he is capable of controlling his instincts even if that means he cannot play his favorite shots. He answered the bell by hitting two fours in the first over and another two in the next over, so he trusted the bounce,” stated Bangar.
”His score was quite impressive. With 30-40 runs, he won’t be happy, so he must look at how he makes shots. If he wants successive boundaries, he will have to decide whether to be aggressive or not,” Bangar concluded.