Thursday, 23 March, 2023

India skipper Rohit hits back at 'absolutely rubbish' criticism

India skipper Rohit hits back at 'absolutely rubbish' criticism
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Rohit Sharma on Wednesday angrily dismissed suggestions his India side had become overconfident, calling the criticism from former head coach Ravi Shastri "absolutely rubbish".

India will look to clinch the series against Australia with victory in the fourth Test starting Thursday in Ahmedabad and book their berth in the World Test Championship final.

The hosts took a 2-0 lead in the four-match series to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy before losing the third Test in Indore in just over two days.

Shastri accused the team of "a little complacency, a little bit of overconfidence".

Skipper Rohit hit back, saying: "Honestly, when you win two games and people on the outside feel that we are overconfident, it's absolutely rubbish, because you want to do your best in all four games."

He called his side "ruthless" more than arrogant.

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