Rohit Sharma’s response to India’s defeat in Hyderabad Test



England pulled off an incredible comeback, defeating India by 28 runs in the first Test of the series, taking a 1-0 lead. India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, was unable to pinpoint the reason for their shocking loss at home, marking the first time they had lost a Test match at home after taking a lead of over 100 runs in the first innings. Despite initially looking poised for victory with a 190-run lead in the first innings, England’s aggressive batting, led by Ollie Pope’s 196 runs in the second innings, changed the game. They set India a challenging target of 231 runs in Hyderabad, where no team had successfully chased more than 70 runs in the past. India’s spin duo, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, were put under pressure by Pope’s unconventional play, exemplifying England’s revitalized Test approach. England’s momentum continued as Tom Hartley and Rehan Ahmed made valuable contributions, while India’s standout bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, took four crucial wickets. In the final innings, left-arm spinner Tom Hartley redeemed himself with 7 wickets, ultimately leading to India’s defeat. Rohit Sharma expressed disappointment in the team’s performance and emphasized the need for bravery. India will look to comeback strong in the next match on February 2nd in Visakhapatnam.