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We Could Not Capture the Crucial Moments, Says MoS Rohit

Rohit Sharma is delighted to win the Man of the Series award for his whopping 441 runs in the just -concluded ODI series against Australia.

Published: 24th January 2016 06:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2016 06:53 PM   |  A+A-

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Indian batsman Rohit Sharma (File|AP)

By PTI

SYDNEY: Rohit Sharma is delighted to win the Man of the Series award for his whopping 441 runs in the just -concluded ODI series against Australia but the stylish right -hander rued the fact that his team "could not capture crucial moments", which led to their 1-4 defeat.

"We did a lot of things right but we could not capture those crucial little moments which we should have turned in our favour. It was a little disappointing. Had we grabbed those moments with both hands, the result could have been completely opposite. It is great that I scored maximum number of runs but 1-4 is not what we expected," Rohit told 'bcci.tv' after the end of the series.

On a personal note, Rohit is happy that he has had a good series after a not so great Test series against South Africa and this will keep him in a positive frame of mind ahead of the T20 series starting Tuesday in Adelaide.

"There is a lot to take from this series. The form whichI was in before this series, I did not have a great Test match. I wanted to do well. I have played here quite a bit. I completely understand the nature of wickets. I kept my game-plan simple -- focussed on basics to get results," Rohit said.

"We played some really good cricket. In Australia, if one can tackle the initial movement, you can score big. I can't see the reason why this team can't be a great ODI team. We won the last game and that would give us a headstart in the T20 series," Rohit said.

"Manish Pandey meant business and showed positive intent from the start. To bat like that in pressure situation, full credit to him. Specially in Australia, where you can't just hit sixes regularly. But Pandey was there along with an experienced campaigner like MS Dhoni. In the end, we got the result we wanted," Rohit said.



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