He blamed their insipid bowling efficiency for the humiliating 10-wicket loss.
Defending 169, Indian bowlers reduce a sorry determine as England openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler made a mockery of the chase, finishing the duty with 4 overs to spare.
As it happened: India vs England
“Fairly upset the way it turned out at present. We batted nicely on the again finish to get that rating. We weren’t on top of things with the ball. It was positively not a wicket the place a workforce can come and chase it down in 16 overs. With the ball we could not flip up at present,” Rohit stated on the post-match presentation.
“Relating to knockout phases, it is all about dealing with the strain. Relies on the person as nicely. You possibly can’t educate anybody to deal with strain. When these guys play the playoffs within the IPL and all that, these are high-pressure video games, and so they’re in a position to deal with it.
“The way in which we began with the ball was not supreme. We have been a bit of nervous.”
Hales and Buttler did not put a foot mistaken and the India skipper praised the English openers for his or her flawless knock.
“You bought to present credit score to their openers, they performed very well. I assumed it swung a bit within the first over, however not from the appropriate areas. We all know the runs are scored sq. of the wicket, we have been aware of it.
“Once we gained the primary sport, it confirmed a variety of character. The sport towards Bangladesh, it was a difficult one. I assumed we held our nerve and stored executing our plans. Could not try this at present.”
England skipper Jos Buttler lauded the workforce for scripting a outstanding turnaround after the stunning loss to Eire early within the event.
“The character now we have proven since then (England’s loss towards Eire) – it has been superb. We got here right here very excited, there was an excellent feeling,” he stated.
“Everybody from 1 to 11 – stood up at present. We all the time need to begin quick and aggressively. Rashid was batting at 11, that is unimaginable to know that now we have such depth.”
Buttler, who had one of the best view as Hales went hammer and tongs, praised his opening associate for his breathtaking knock.
“Hales used the size nicely and he has proven his type. He was sensible at present. It is necessary to take pleasure in this, it was an excellent efficiency from us,” he stated.
Chris Jordan did many of the harm, returning with 3 for 43 after coming into the semifinals as a substitute for an injured Mark Wooden.
“We have to give particular credit score to Jordan, to bowl three overs on the demise coming into the semi-final, it was a tricky job. He dealt with the strain in direction of the top fairly nicely, particularly bowling towards a world class participant like Hardik Pandya,” Buttler stated.
Hales, who was adjudged the Participant of the Match, for his scintillating 47-ball knock, stated it was a “particular knock” and the “greatest night time of his profession” as he by no means anticipated to play in one other World Cup.
“Will probably be proper up there for certain (referring to an ideal innings). Big event, India in a semifinal of a World Cup, actually proud of the best way I performed and it’s as particular because it will get,” stated Hales, who hit 4 boundaries and as many as seven sixes.
“This is without doubt one of the greatest grounds to bat in particularly within the powerplay, a extremely good floor and nice worth for good cricket pictures, it is a floor I’ve good recollections of and luxuriate in batting right here.”
Hales had joined the England workforce for this World Cup after a three-year exile following his failed leisure drug take a look at in 2019.
“I by no means thought I might play in a World Cup once more, so to get the prospect is a really particular feeling, in a rustic (Australia) that I really like and spend a variety of time in, tonight is without doubt one of the greatest night time’s of my profession.”