Indian skipper Rohit Sharma backed his side to win the three-match T20I series against Australia, starting from September 20 in Mohali. The all-format skipper appeared confident when he addressed the media on the eve of the first T20Is in Mohali and rated the bilateral contest as a highly competitive series between the two top-seeded sides.
While Rohit sounded crystal clear in his responses, the Indian skipper also took a sly dig at a journalist for asking a lengthy question. Notably, when a journalist asked Rohit about the team being 90 to 95 per cent settled for T20 World Cup and further requested the Indian skipper to comment on legendary Indian woman pacer Jhulan Goswami's retirement.
In response, Rohit adjusted his cap and in his witty tone complained to the journalist for asking so many questions. "Kitte sawal puchte ho," said Rohit in his response. However, Rohit termed Goswami as a 'stalwart' for the national team and also admitted that some of her inswingers posed a tough challenge to him at the National Cricket Academy.
"I have only had few interactions with her, when I was injured and going through my rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, she was also there and used to bowl me. I was challenged with her inswinger, it was good to see," said Rohit.
Adding further, Rohit claimed that she has carried a lot of passion for the country which is good learning for all the young kids who want to represent the country. The Indian skipper also commented on Virat Kohli by saying that the batter has always contributed to the team's success and he never had any sorts of doubts over Kohli's potential.
"If we exclude the century part, Virat has always scored with the bat. But most of the time focus is on him hitting the century. His form will be crucial for the team in the upcoming World Cup," said Rohit.