March 27, 2023

Playing on these wickets is not impossible, you have to rely on your defence: India

IND vs AUS 3rd Test: India wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat said on Monday that the Border-Gavaskar Trophy…

IND vs AUS 3rd Test: India wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat said on Monday that it was not impossible to play on the wickets available so far in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy but the batsmen have to rely on their defence.

Bharath, who has been in the Test squad for the past 12 months, finally gets a chance to debut in the ongoing series as Rishabh Pant recovers from an injury sustained in a car accident in December. Bharath impressed with his wicketkeeping in the first two Tests and played a morale-boosting knock during Australia’s chase of 115 in Delhi.

Sent in to bat ahead of Ravindra Jadeja chasing a small target, Bharat played an aggressive innings of 23 runs off 22 balls with three fours and a six. Bharat said, “I enjoyed what I did in Delhi. My job is to keep things simple. You have to believe in your defence, it’s not impossible to play on this wicket. If you rely on your shot play, your defence, then definitely the batsmen have a chance to score runs.

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He said, “Rohit bhai told me that I will bat at number six in the second innings in Delhi. Once Australia got out, I was ready to bat and contribute. Shot selection is important on this pitch. If the shot selection is correct, the run is scored.

“You can’t just defend, you have to find opportunities to run, that’s what I tried to do,” said the wicket-keeper batsman. was easy not there

He said, “He is a top class spinner. Wicketkeeping is not easy but wicketkeeping has helped all these years in domestic cricket. Bharat got a chance to make his Test debut due to Pant’s injury. He said he is always ready to take the next step.

Bharat said, “As a player you always hope that you will get opportunities. I always prepare myself for any opportunity.” He said, “After years of playing domestic cricket and playing for India A, I got the chance to play in Nagpur. Want to play for the country, this is the biggest dream. Take advantage of the opportunity.

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