Delhi: Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma offered up no excuses for India’s lackluster showing against Hong Kong in their opening game of the Asia Cup 2018 but believes that his side will learn from their mistakes. The amount of time it took India to see off Hong Kong will undoubtedly raise questions over why India chose to put out a much-changed starting XI but Rohit defended the changes, stating they were necessitated by the schedule, with India set to face Pakistan on Wednesday. What India also needs is for Kohli to be able to join the team as and when required.
BCCI has asked Virat to stay within 10 km of Airport so that he can be flown to Dubai if the team requires him. Without Virat, Indian team doesn’t look as threatening as they look with him. Just the mere presence of Kohli near the airport would instill fear in the minds of Opponents. Virat is currently having some off time with family after getting rest from a busy schedule and the long England tour.
Kohli has been asked to pack his kit bag and keep at the airport. BCCI will ask him to fly to Dubai as and when they think that the Indian team is in an extremely hapless situation during the Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, Dhawan said India will go with a “positive and strong” mindset against their arch-rivals. “The ideal situation will be to have a break and then play. We all are humans, so we also get tired as well. But at the same time, we are quite strong enough. Once we go and come tomorrow, of course, it’s a big game, and we all are going to be positive and strong.”