India captain Rohit Sharma defended giving main striker bowler Kumar only two overs, both in the powerplay.

The Men in Blue had a forgettable ICC T20 World Cup in 2021. They were eliminated in the group stage. They lost to Pakistan for the first time in a World Cup match and were also beaten by New Zealand.

The media and experts had claimed that India didn’t play an attacking brand of cricket and the players were conservative in their approach.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma addressed the media ahead of the T20I opener against West Indies, where he was reminded of the team’s conservative approach at the global event.

The Indian skipper refuted such claims and said that he doesn’t agree that India were conservative. He further stated that not getting results doesn’t mean being conservative.

“We haven’t gotten the result in the World Cup; that does not mean we were playing bad cricket. And I do not agree that we were playing conservative cricket. If you lose 1-2 matches in the World Cup, it seems like we did not take the chances. If you look at the games we have played before the World Cup; we won 80 percent of those. I do not understand how can you win these many matches if you are conservative.”

For the record, the sub-continent team was led by Virat Kohli in UAE. Ravi Shastri was the head coach of the team.

Notably, India under Rahul Dravid have donned a more aggressive approach, a brand of cricket that Rohit Sharma wants to promote in the team.

A few days back, there were rumours of a tiff between Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan over the latter’s slow strike rate.

However, a selection committee member refuted such claims and said all is well between the opening duo.

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