Rohit Sharma dropped catch: The Indian opening batsman became a culprit of erring on the field in the second session today.
During the fifth day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma dropped a straightforward catch to hand England batsman Haseeb Hameed a huge reprieve.
It all happened on the second delivery of the sixth over when Hameed edged a Mohammed Shami out-swinger to Sharma at second slip. Sharma, who appeared to not judge the catch at all perhaps due to the light, was hit on the wrist and was in no position to complete the catch.
With Hameed running a couple of runs after the ball went towards the third-man region, Sharma seemed to be quite disappointed with his effort.
Chasing a 272-run target, England lost opening batsmen Rory Burns (0) and Dom Sibley (0) inside 10 deliveries. Another wicket in the Indian new-ball bowlers’ first spell would have really put the hosts on the back foot at the historic venue.
Earlier, it was a phenomenal unbeaten 89-run partnership for the ninth wicket between India pacers Mohammed Shami (56 not out) and Jasprit Bumrah (34 not out) which saw them setting England a target of 272 runs in 60 overs to win the match.
Rohit Sharma dropped catch at Lord’s
How Twitterati reacted:
Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli Both Are Righty So Technically Virat Kohli Should Have Gone For The Catch But His Laziness Didn’t Allow Him To & Rohit Still Tried Towards His Left Which Is Not His Regular Side. Salute To Such Dedication. #IndvsEng pic.twitter.com/ujaIuQgoMI
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) August 16, 2021
Rohit hardly drop catches or misfield
But this wasn’t the time to drop 😭
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) August 16, 2021
Oh Man Rohit Sharma…#Drop
— Abhi (@Abhicricket18) August 16, 2021
A drop from Rohit….
— …Rachit (@rachit_g2) August 16, 2021
At least Rohit didn’t laugh after that drop.
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) August 16, 2021
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