How Rohit Sharma got out today: The Indian opening batsman appeared to be frustrated after losing his wicket to a below par shot.
During the third day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England in Leeds, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma missed a straight delivery to walk back to the pavilion in wrath.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 48th over when Sharma played across an ordinary delivery from England fast bowler Ollie Robinson only to get hit on the pads.
With the English players appealing in unison, umpire Richard Kettleborough didn’t have to think twice before raising his finger to which seemed to be a pretty simple decision.
Sharma, who appeared to be frustrated with the kind of shot he played, did challenge Kettleborough’s decision but umpire’s call went against him as the 34-year old player returned after scoring 59 (156) with the help of seven fours and a six.
Having opened the batting with Lokesh Rahul (8) in the first session, Sharma looked in control for most part of his innings stitching a solid 82-run partnership for the second wicket alongside Cheteshwar Pujara as the visitors didn’t lose any wicket in the second session today.
While there have been no doubts around the matured manner in which Sharma has batted on this tour, him eventually playing a below par shot and not converting his half-centuries into match-winning centuries has become a source of annoyance for both himself and his numerous fans.
How Rohit Sharma got out today
HUGE blow for 🇮🇳
Umpire’s call by the barest of margins forces him to head back for 59 😭
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) August 27, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
From being lucky to really unlucky. Whatever it is he has played very well. Deserves more @ImRo45
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 27, 2021
Rohit Sharma had dug in and did some damn hard yards, but he’s dismissed at 59 after a good innings. #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 27, 2021
Oh come on… !!!! pic.twitter.com/tSn84vmcB6
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 27, 2021
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