Rohit Sharma and his tales of unbelievable knocks continued when he smashed an outstanding century against South Africa in the 1st T20 game in Dharamshala last Friday.
Unfortunately, his knock went in vain as India failed to defend a target of 200 and lost the match by a huge margin of seven wickets.
Sharma was disappointed with the kind of effort that India put in during the 1st T20. He stated that India will bounce back strongly against South Africa in the second T20 international, which will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Monday.
"It was a good knock but we lost the game. I am pretty disappointed, it was unfortunate. No matter how much you scored, if you don't win, your efforts are not counted, nothing really matters to me.
"I'm sure we will come back strong. Overall, there's a room for improvement, I'm sure the guys have learnt from it and they will come back stronger. We have to do a lot of things right whether it's batting or bowling, and come out all guns blazing," Rohit told the reporters ahead of the second T20 against the Proteas.
Indian bowlers proved to be very expensive and MS Dhoni had to pay the price for that. Apart from Ravichandran Ashwin, no other bowler was economical in the first T20 game at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala.
"There was a little bit of grass covering on the wicket and we thought there would be a bit of more seam movement but the dew took it away. I know they're not too experienced but it's the same with the South African attack. But when you play these kind of tournaments, you grow as a cricketer.
"We cannot take credit away from seamers but the dew made it difficult. Overall, there's a room for improvement, I'm sure the guys have learnt from it and they will come back stronger," Rohit added.