We’ve to change – Nasser Hussain reveals Rohit Sharma’s conversation with Dinesh Karthik
Rohit Sharma has earned a lot of plaudits for his razor-sharp discerning of the sport and the way he has led the Men in Blue in World Cup 2023 so far has been nothing short of brilliant. However, for the Indian cricket fans, it has been after years of hard work and failed attempts that they are once again in the final.
What exactly has changed from the defeat in the 2022 T20 World Cup semis where India went down meekly against England? Former English captain Nasser Hussain had an answer for the same. According to Hussain, he quoted Dinesh Karthik, a fellow commentator in the ongoing World Cup about the pearls of wisdom shared by Rohit back then.
Talking to the broadcasters after India’s triumphant semi-final victory, Hussain said, “We have DK with us. We were all there for that semifinal where they played meek, timid cricket, prodded along in the T20 World Cup semifinal, got a below par score and England knocked them off none down, won by 10 wickets. He said to DK 'We're going to have to change'. It's one thing doing that; and another thing walking to walk.”
He also had a keen observation about India’s rollicking outing against the Kiwi forces, adding, “The real hero against New Zealand was Rohit. It's the first time they have been tested. Group stage, as he will know, is one thing, but knockout games are all about can you do it again? Can you play fearless cricket? The skipper went out there and showed everyone, this dressing room 'We're going to carry on exactly the same way.”