India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, said that he had no idea about the crowd chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ for Mohammed Shami.
By India Today Sports Desk: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said that he was not aware of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chants for Mohammed Shami in the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
During the game, which ended in a draw, the crowd at the venue in Ahmedabad cheered loudly for the Indian cricketers.
“I am absolutely unaware of Jai Shri Ram chants for Shami. I just heard it for the first time. I don’t know what has happened there,” Rohit was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.
India became the first team to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy four times in a row. They won the first two Tests in Nagpur and Delhi to retain the BGT. The Aussies made a comeback with a nine-wicket win in Indore, after which the last Test ended in a draw.
Rohit, who scored a hundred in the Nagpur Test, was happy with how his team played over the last seven weeks.
“It was fantastic. Right from the word go. It was exciting, all the Test matches there was something in it for everyone to watch. We understand the importance of the series and definitely understand the importance of the opposition. After playing good cricket for 40-odd days, we stand here with a result we are quite happy with,” Rohit said in the post-match presentation ceremony.
“There were challenges thrown up but we responded to them. With the result 2-1, the first two Tests, we knew how important it was to start the series. I think the Delhi Test match was something I’m really proud of because we were very much behind the game and to comeback from the situation that we did shows a lot of character and a lot of fight,” he added.
After the Test series, India and Australia are scheduled to face each other in a three-match ODI series. The first game of the series is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 17 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.