The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has reached the semi-final stage, with India, New Zealand, England, and Pakistan making it to the top 4. The Rohit Sharma-led team delivered an outstanding performance in the league stage as they ended up the table toppers in their group.
The Men in Blue started their campaign with an impressive 5-wicket victory over Pakistan and barring South Africa, they beat everyone in their group. All their hard work will be rewarded if they can secure two more victories and bring the trophy home.
There’s Only One Opportunity To Do Well In That Knockout Game – Rohit Sharma
Team India captain Rohit Sharma addressed the pre-match press conference ahead of their match against England in the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. Rohit believes that one bad performance in the knockout stage cannot define a player. He stated that he understands the importance of these games, but one must also consider past performances.
“I think knockout games are important. We do understand that. It’s a simple logic to it, knockout games, because you get to play only once and there’s only one opportunity to do well in that knockout game,” said Rohit.
“But for us, I think, not just for me, but for the players, what they’ve done in their entire career doesn’t define them by just one knockout game. The entire year you work so hard to get where you want to and to do well in whichever format you play. So that one particular game is not going to decide that,” he added.
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav are in excellent form in the ongoing World Cup. The former Indian skipper is the highest run scorer with 246 runs at an average of 123 and a strike rate of 138.98, including three half-centuries, and Surya scored an impressive 225 runs with an average of 75 at an incredible strike rate of 193.96, including three half-centuries.