Rohit Sharma shadow batting: The Indian vice-captain was seen practicing shadow batting as the batsmen were having drinks.
During the fourth day of the fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Brisbane, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma was seen practicing shadow batting at the crease when Australia batsmen Steven Smith and Cameron Green were having drinks.
In what is a common sight regarding the batsmen, shadow batting had come under the scanner in the third Test in Sydney when Smith doing the same during a drinks break was perceived as trying to scuff India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s batting guard.
Given the situation of the match on Day 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Pant unintentionally received a lot of support from fans and former cricketers for some of them had publicly accused Smith of foul play. That being said, Smith had expressed shock and disappointment at the whole incident.
As far as the ongoing match at the Gabba is concerned, it was right before the lunch break that visuals of Sharma’s shadow batting were telecast. In which was an amusing sight, Smith was keenly observing Sharma’s actions without saying anything.
An intriguing first session today witnessed Australia scoring 128 runs but losing four wickets in the process. In what was another shared session, both teams are in the hunt to dominate the second session and firm their grip on the match.
Rohit Sharma shadow batting
— D s 45 (@imDs45) January 18, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Rohit almost doing a Smith there – sans the guard scruff 😂
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) January 18, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 18, 2021
Interested onlooker, to say the least… pic.twitter.com/3KMroj93bs
— Brett McKay (@BMcSport) January 18, 2021
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