Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India registered their fourth consecutive victory at the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 after beating Bangladesh by seven wickets in Dharamsala on Thursday. With the convincing win, India moved level on points with New Zealand at the top of the table in the process.

However, India captain Rohit Sharma has made a stunning revelation after the match. The aggressive right-handed opener revealed that it would have been a slightly different story had No.4 Shreyas Iyer got out a little later than he did. Rohit said that he had asked Shardul Thakur to pad up so as to give the pace bowling all-rounder some time with the bat and it so happened that Iyer was dismissed at the same time that he communicated the call.

“I had to change that decision as Shreyas got out on that same ball. I had told Shardul that you are going in next but then he got out on that exact delivery so by the time he came downstairs it would have been too late,” said Rohit.

“I know, the fans want to watch Shardul bat. It will come. Bade match ka player hai yaar wo (He is a big match player),” he added.