KS Bharat, the goalkeeper-batsman for Team India, has stated that despite his lack of experience at international level, he has been entrusted with making DRS calls by captain Rohit Sharma. KS Bharat mentioned that Rohit encouraged him to express his views honestly without worrying about the outcome.
KS Bharat got a chance to make his Test debut against Australia in Nagpur as regular goalkeeper Rishabh Pant was unavailable. He performed well as a goalkeeper and was also selected for the second match in Delhi.
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In Delhi, after Ravindra Jadeja claimed seven wickets and dismissed Australia for 113 in his second innings, India were handed a target of 115 runs. Shreyas Iyer’s wicket fell on 88, and KS Bharat came on to bat at No. 6. Bharat was not out, scoring 23 runs from 22 deliveries, while Cheteshwar Pujara returned with a score of 31 not out, marking his Test number 100 when India won. the match by six wickets.
KS Bharat opens up about his conversation with Rohit Sharma
The young goalkeeper, while speaking to the media during his press conference, spoke of how he was surprised and happy at the same time with the confidence that Indian skipper Rohit Sharma showed in him. KS Bharat throughout the two games was seen chatting whenever DRS was discussed.
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“Rohit bhai (Sharma) and I talked. He said, ‘You are the best judge, as you stay close to the batter. So whatever you feel, just give your opinion. You and me and the bowler, the three of us will discuss and take a call.’ He said, ‘don’t worry if it’s going to be our way or theirs. Go back to your gut: whatever you feel, just express it.’ So the message is clear.”
With two games remaining in the series, it is highly likely that KS Bharat will retain his place as the Indian wicketkeeper, the player has done a good job behind the stumps so far and could emerge as a strong contender for the job in future. line.
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