David Miller’s stick can be considered responsible for the loss of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup match against South Africa. Miller made it easy for South Africa by hitting two straight sixes in Ashwin’s inning. He was given the 18th by Rohit Sharma. There was also a question about his decision, now Rohit Sharma gave the reason behind this decision.
Rohit Sharma said I wanted to put my fast bowlers in the right place. Ashwin was therefore brought to the 18th. You have to do it at some point. I know what happened to spinners in the last overs, so I wanted to take a different route.
Significantly, to sever the partnership between David Miller and Aiden Markram, Rohit Sharma continued to play the fast bowlers continuously. In such a situation, Ashwin had a left over and he had to bring it later in the 18th over. In that over, David Miller hit two straight sixes while targeting Ashwin’s balls. From there, the difference between runs and balls was reduced and the South African team’s task became easier.
Rohit Sharma’s criticism was also seen on social media for the decision to drop 18th place to Ashwin. However, Rohit Sharma had no other option. Ashwin was the fifth bowler, so he had to do the rest.