Rohit Sharma dismissal: The Indian opening batsman hit a shot too many to find himself walking back to the pavilion at Lord’s.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma’s strength ended up becoming his weakness after his attempt to take on a Mark Wood short delivery led to his dismissal.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 12th over when Sharma couldn’t resist the urge of hooking Wood. With as many as three fielders guarding the leg-side boundary for Sharma’s hook, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the right-hand batsman fell into a trap. It was England all-rounder Moeen Ali who ran slightly towards his left before completing an impressive catch.
Readers must note that Sharma had hooked a Wood delivery for a six in the same over and that playing another risky shot wasn’t needed in the first hour of play today.
Sharma, who had scored a composed 83 (157) in the first innings, had given away his wicket in a similar fashion against Ollie Robinson in the first Test in Nottingham as well. As far this innings is concerned, the 34-year old batsman departed after scoring 21 (36) comprising of two fours and a six.
With Wood also sending back centurion Lokesh Rahul (5) back to the pavilion in his previous over, his double strike has put the visitors in a spot of bother. As far as the larger picture with respect to the match is concerned, India are effectively 0/2 after losing Rahul and Sharma in the morning session.
Rohit Sharma dismissal today
The ploy has worked for the hosts 😢
After pulling the ball for 6️⃣ earlier in the over, Rohit picks out the man in the deep on the last ball 😭
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) August 15, 2021
Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma:
Three men out for the hook and Rohit finds one of them. Not sure that was the smartest batting.
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) August 15, 2021
Six And Out is a good deal for England. In trouble now.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 15, 2021
Nah!! That was just not on Rohit. Nah!
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 15, 2021
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) August 15, 2021
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