Rohit Sharma revealed why Ashwin was given 18th over
David Miller's batting can be considered responsible for Team India's defeat in the T20 World Cup match against South Africa.
Miller made it easy for South Africa by hitting two consecutive sixes in Ashwin's over. He was given the 18th over by Rohit Sharma.
There was also a question on his decision, now Rohit Sharma has given the reason for this decision.
Rohit Sharma said that I wanted to get my fast bowlers over in the right place. So Ashwin was brought in in the 18th over.
You have to do this at some point. I know what happened to the spinners in the last overs so I wanted to go a different route.
Significantly, to break the partnership between David Miller and Aiden Markram, Rohit Sharma kept the fast bowlers bowling continuously.
In such a situation, Ashwin had one over left and he had to bring it later in the 18th over. In this over, David Miller hit two consecutive sixes while targeting Ashwin's balls.
From here the difference between runs and balls was reduced and the task of the South African team became easy. Criticism of Rohit Sharma was also seen on social media for the decision to give 18th over to Ashwin.