Australian cricketer and current world No.1 Test batter Marnus Labuschagne has revealed the special conversation he had with Indian skipper Rohit Sharma before the commencement of the third Test, of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
“I said to Rohit out there when we were walking. I said ‘I am watching whatever you do, I want to learn. You guys are the best in these conditions. We are foreign to these conditions’. You learn from the opposition, you learn from the way they do it. We try and learn and grow with each game,” the 28-year-old said while speaking to the broadcasters on Star Sports.
We spent time retrospecting and working on our mistakes: Labuschagne
“We got to continue to learn and make sure the first Test, the second Test is all not the same. We need to keep learning. Everyone just revisited their options, everyone just revisited their plans and their techniques,” Labuschagne revealed while talking about the changes they made coming into the third Test.
“For me, personally, I have batted in 4 or 5 different ways. I have walked in, I have swept. But I think as the series went on, I didn’t not get those free shots as I did at the start of the series. We just said we have to trust our defence more. We are all going to get out standing, Steve got a really good ball, one that just spun and got the edge. But we needed to keep trusting our defence. Once we settle down, the game will open up,” he added.