Future of India is bright: Sharma
Nagpur: India's dominance in the five-match ODI series against Australia underlines its solid bench- strength and shows that future is bright, said opener Rohit Sharma.
India showed great depth in their bowling and batting as all the 14 members of the squad announced for the five one- dayers contributed to help the hosts outclass Australia 4-1 in the five-match series.
Asked whether he is part of a team that has the strongest bench strength in a long time, Rohit said: "I can't comment on that (whether we have the strongest bench strength now) as I have been with the Indian team only for the last 10 years.
"This team certainly has good pool of reserves. Whoever has got the opportunity, has come in and performed. It shows we have got guys who can take up the challenge and perform. We missed Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar came in and got wickets. Rahane scored consistently in the series. It goes to show the future is bright,"
he added. Rohit also praised the bowlers for bouncing back regularly from tough situations.
"All the bowlers who participated have gone with the mindset of taking wickets. That is what these guys have done." He added: "To restrict Australia
to 242 was not easy. Even the last game we thought they would reach 350. The bowlers have allowed our batters to play freely."