IND vs SA: In the riveting face-off between India and South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the Indian team, batting first, put up a formidable 326 runs. The South African team, which was considered a tournament favorite, crumbled under pressure and was bundled out for a paltry 83 runs, handing India a massive 243-run victory.

During the post-match presentation, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma provided insights into the team’s recent performances and their approach to pressure situations. He narrated how the team bounced back from a challenging match against England and how the seamers stepped up after a shaky start against Sri Lanka. Rohit specifically highlighted the role of Virat Kohli, who had been instrumental in steadying the innings amidst crises. However, it was the execution of well-planned bowling strategies and exploiting the pitch conditions that turned the tide in India’s favor.

IND vs SA: Despite Kohli’s and Jadeja’s undeniable impact, Rohit chose to single out Shreyas Iyer for special praise. He expressed unwavering support for Iyer, emphasizing the importance of maintaining trust in a player’s capabilities, even if they don’t always yield immediate results. Rohit attributed the resilience and comeback mentality of the team to the likes of Mohammed Shami and Shreyas Iyer, highlighting Iyer’s critical performances in the last two matches.

Rohit’s own batting philosophy, shared with Shubman Gill, revolves around a natural, instinctive approach rather than premeditated plans, allowing them to adapt and thrive in real-time match scenarios.

IND vs SA: While Rohit had warm words for Ravindra Jadeja as well, acknowledging his all-around contributions in various formats over the years, it was his impactful performance in the death overs and crucial wicket-taking ability that Sharma spotlighted as quintessential Jadeja. The Indian captain emphasized the team’s collective mindset of not getting carried away and the importance of keeping their strategy intact for upcoming big games.


In a match where stalwarts like Kohli and Jadeja were expected to grab the headlines, Rohit Sharma’s decision to credit a relatively less heralded player like Iyer speaks volumes of his leadership style – one that acknowledges and fosters every team member’s contribution to their success. As India progresses further into the tournament, this philosophy of collective trust and recognition could very well be their recipe for glory.

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