Irfan Pathan gave a blunt verdict on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy.

Irfan Pathan gave a blunt verdict on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy during the game and was impressed with how he rotated the bowlers and utilized the spinners at the right moments.

“A captain can be tested on two things, specially how he handles the bowler, specially when the bowlers are new and when you are defending too. These two times you get to realise and I have seen time and again Rohit Sharma is a fantastic leader. He manages the bowlers really well, he knows when to play which bowler,” said Irfan Pathan.

“Made Bishnoi bowl an over during the power play, he had taken a wicket but he still kept him waiting, did not let him bowl another over and got him again after Chahal’s over as he knows Bishnoi is a different kind of bowler, not a typical leg spin bowler, doesn’t bowl side arm so it was difficult for Pakistan to read his bowling style that is why he had given just 8 runs off his first two overs. Rohit Sharma manages the team very well and I hope that when the whole team is back, having Bumrah, Harshal Patel we’ll get to see a better performance from team India which we want to see specially if you see it from the lens of the World Cup,” he added.

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