Rohit: We won’t read to much into Proteas loss


India batsman Rohit Sharma says he and his team will not read to much into South Africa's loss against India A on Tuesday because it was just a practice match.

The Proteas went down by eight wickets to the India second-stringers in a T20 match in Delhi in what was their only warm-up match ahead of a three-match T20 series against the hosts, starting on Friday.

Rohit said: "These are practice games. The teams field their best combination and try out reserves as well. I don't want to read too much into yesterday's result.

"Because every team is trying something or the other (in the warm-up games). It is better that we don't look much into it. They are one of the strongest sides, in all formats and not in just T20."

The right handed Rohit instead wants India to concentrate on themselves as there are a limited amount of matches in the shortest format of the game before the World T20 to be hosted in India next year.

Rohit continued: "I agree that we have not played many T20s as a team but considering the fact that lot of guys have been playing in IPL, they are ready. We use that experience (of playing in IPL).

"Having said that, it will be a challenge for us to regroup in the format. The World Cup is round the corner so we have to make the most out of T20 games we play from now on.

"It will be a challenge for them (South Africa) as well, considering they have also not played a lot of T20 Internationals."