Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India captain Rohit Sharma took a dig at England opener Ben Duckett for his comment on Yashasvi Jaiswal.

During the Rajkot Test, Jaiswal’s boundary-laden innings caught the attention of England’s Ben Duckett, who attributed the Indian opener’s aggressive approach to the influence of England’s ‘Bazball’ style of play.

“When you see players from the opposition playing like that, it almost feels like we should take some credit that they’re playing differently than how other people play Test cricket,” Duckett had said.

Ahead of the final Test match against England in Dharamshala, Rohit schooled at Duckett for his comments that India opener started batting aggressively in Test cricket due to Bazball.

Rohit reminded everyone, with a touch of humor, of Rishabh Pant’s explosive batting prowess. Rohit suggested that perhaps the England team, particularly Ben Duckett, had not witnessed Pant’s batting displays, leading to such comments.

“There was a guy called Rishabh Pant in our team, probably Ben Duckett hasn’t seen him play,” said Rohit.

Notably, Jaiswal has been India’s standout performer in the Test series against England, amassing 655 runs in four matches with an impressive average of 94.57 and a strike-rate of 78.63.