India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma Attempts To Learn Floss Dance, Fails Miserably

Inexperienced Australians shock India in first ODI

Inexperienced Australians shock India in first ODI

"I personally always feel that Dhoni batting at No.4 will be ideal for the team", he said.

"We believe that Rayudu is the right person to capitalise because he's experienced and he has won many games for his state and in IPL cricket", Virat Kohli said before the ODI series against West Indies late previous year. The fact that they were up against an Australian batting lineup which does not have too many big hitters as the middle order includes Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter handscomb saw them restrict the score to under 300 otherwise this set of bowlers can come into a lot of trouble against a batting lineup that is proactive. Ball-tracking replays confirmed the ball was pitching outside leg stump but Rayudu had already wasted India's only review.

Sharma rejected criticism of Dhoni's strike-rate of 53.1, suggesting the former skipper was worthy of a promotion up the order.

"We're not very pleased with the way we played", Kohli said in the presentation.

Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a fearless effort to keep India in the contest, while Jhye Richardson took four for 26 for Australia. It got to a stage that if we didn't get a breakthrough, the game would have turned pretty quickly.

"It's a good sign for us that he [Dhoni] showed he can come out and bat whenever the team wants him to bat".

Chasing 289 for a win, India were at one stage reduced to 4 for 3 before Rohit, who scored his 22nd ODI hundred, and Dhoni put on a 141-run partnership for the fourth wicket. I suppose we got hit into the stands a few times, which helped scuff up the ball as well.

"It is a learning for us. when we go to Adelaide we might have a chat about how we go about that". These things happen. You can't always be right. It is important to use that DRS pretty well.

"It was great to see him come and bat at number five".

The Australian openers - Aaron Finch and Alex Carey could have shown a bit more application as runs were there for the taking if they had made a decision to give themselves some more time. Sometimes there will be times where no. 6, 7, 8 need to score those crucial runs.