On the beginning of the first T20I, Rohit Sharma was not the part of the playing XI in respect to that India lost by eight wickets to England.
As Mohammed Azharuddin expectation, Rohit Sharma has to open in 2nd T20I as he rested and didn’t play the first match of the series which became one of the reasons for India lose by eight wickets to England.
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Team India horribly made a decision for not taking a star batsman Rohit Hitman Sharma for the first T20I against England of five-matches series, which played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Shikar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul was all set to fire for India, but both failed to make any eye caught moment as India put in a horrible display with the bat, England wins and taking a 1-0 series lead.
Ahead of the second T20I, former Indian Captain Mohammed Azharuddin said that Indian team has to looking forward for Rohit Sharma as a team look to draw level in the series. As he tweeted also;
Looking forward to India playing their best XI this evening. Expect to see @ImRo45 take his place as opener and make us all proud. Very Excited to see this cracker of a T20 match
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) March 14, 2021
As Captain Virat Kohli excuses that team was unable to understand what to do on that type of pitch, was very far from his best in the preceding test series against same opponent, get dismissal for a duck. Inform batsman Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya failed to make any good impact.
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Only Shreyas Iyer, held his own and fought a lone battle by scoring 67 runs in 48 balls and support India to a below par score of 124/7 runs in 20 overs. England were well ahead in the match, with India needing a miracle to pull of a win.