India skipper Rohit Sharma is extremely pleased with Axar Patel's bowling effort but is eagerly waiting to see how he bats in crunch moments after the spin all-rounder made an impression in the team's win in the second T20I against Australia, on Friday.
The left-arm spinner grabbed two wickets -- Glenn Maxwell and Tim David -- and conceded only 13 runs in his two overs in the must-win game for the hosts. "Axar can bowl in any stage, gives me an advantage of using the other bowlers in different situations too - maybe use the pacers in the middle overs if he bowls in the powerplay.
I would like to see his batting as well," said Rohit. The skipper himself produced a match-winning, unbeaten 46-run knock. His first six was a humongous 90-metre shot off pacer Josh Hazlewood. "I was quite surprised as well actually.
Didn't expect to hit it like that, glad it came off. For the last 8-9 months I have been playing like that. You can't really plan too much in such a shortened game," he said about his batting. "The bowlers had something to bowl to and we bowled well.Read more on sports.ndtv.com