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Rohit Sharma impressed by what he has seen from England but not sure about 'Bazball'

Rohit Sharma admits he is no closer to discovering what 'Bazball' means but India's captain has been impressed by what he has seen from England in recent weeks.

The tourists' bold approach under captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum has been accused of occasionally verging on reckless since the pair took over the reins almost two years ago.

While there have been instances where their bravado has cost them in a series they trail 3-1 ahead of the last Test in Dharamsala, Rohit argued Stokes' team are better than the England side of 2021.

"I honestly don't know what Bazball means – whether it is to go and strike, whether it's to defend or wait for a loose ball, I haven't seen wild swings from anyone," Rohit said.

"England have played better cricket than the last series they played here. You have got to give credit to their batters who got big hundreds here. They applied their methods to get success and they got it."

India are guaranteed a series win despite the absences of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Shami throughout, while KL Rahul has missed three Tests and Ravindra Jadeja one because of injury.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Dhruv Jurel have especially enhanced their standing within the game and Rohit believes his leadership has improved over the course of the contests against England.

"I am glad that I was captaining this series, it made me understand where I have lacked as a captain and what are the things I need to do differently as well," he added.

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