Lack of big partnerships is India's biggest problem in South Africa, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma dismissed the talks of lack of technique among the Indian batsmen and has said that the team has been looking to prove a point in the testing South African conditions.

updated: December 11, 2013 00:41 IST
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Indian batsmen have been reeling under the onslaught of South African bowlers on bouncy wickets in the ongoing ODI series but opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday, dismissed talks of lack of technique and blamed the debacle to the lack of application and big partnerships. (India look for consolation win)

Rohit said that the South African conditions were not a problem for his side's batsmen and the fault lay mainly in the lack of big partnerships, which he said has resulted in the visitors already losing the three-match series after back-to-back defeats.

"Last game in Durban, the conditions were pretty much similar to what we get in India. There was a bit of bounce, but as a batsman you need to understand that you are playing in South Africa. It is really up to each individual how they tackle it, understand their game and adjust accordingly and know what shots to be played on these kind of pitches," said Rohit at the match-eve press conference ahead of the third and final ODI in Centurion on Wednesday. (Sunil Gavaskar slams Indian bowlers)

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