Rohit Sharma rued India’s batting performance in their massive seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series at Dharamshala.
Indian batsmen came a cropper under pace-friendly conditions and Rohit agreed that the batting let the team down on a seamer-friendly wicket.
Speaking at a press conference, Rohit said: “We were not up to the mark with the bat. 70-80 runs more and it would have been a different ball game. It is important to thrive in these conditions and come out good. It is an eye opener for all of us.”
India were staring at the lowest score in One-Day International history after being asked to bat by Sri Lanka.
Eventually, India collapsed to 112 all out and Sri Lanka completed the chase in just 20.4 overs.
They now go 1-0 up in the three match ODI series.
When asked about his ODI captaincy debut in the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit said it hasn’t been a great experience adding no one likes being on the losing side.
The second one-day match will be played at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.