Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation: It's important to start well. That's always been my mindset. Once you've seen the pitch you know what you've got to do.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

It was nicely coming onto the bat with the dew coming early. We had something planned as a batting group. Wouldn't say it worked out well.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

Room for improvement in the middle order. The batting front - KL missed out today but his form is critical. Middle order didn't get much opportunity except today.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

The spinners did the job for us in the entire series. The way Ashwin bowled, Axar. And how Chahal came back.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

Good to see Venkatesh Iyer bowling those overs with the skills he has. Important for us going forward.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

I would prefer that going forward .. teams around the world bat deep till No.8, No.9. Harshal, when he plays for Haryana, he opens the batting for them.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

And then Deepak, we've seen what he did in SL. Chahal was looking forward to bat as well. I've grown up playing on a concrete pitch back in the day.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

Once I started opening a lot of things changed. Won't say it (playing the pull) comes naturally.

Rohit and Dravid preparing for World Cup 2022

I've practised a lot playing those shots. Some days it comes off very well but I've got out also playing that shot. That's why I say when you've got a certain strength, you've got to back it.