It’s been a mixed afternoon for Rohit Sharma in Port Elizabeth. On one hand, Rohit finally got out of his rut and looks poised to score a big innings.
But on the other hand, Rohit was involved in not one but two run-outs, as he was involved in the dismissals of both Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.
The first one was more Kohli’s fault than Rohit’s, as the Indian skipper took off far too quickly and found himself short of the bowler’s crease.
Kohli was more than halfway down the track, before he was sent back by Rohit. Kohli was left for dead, as he could only stare at Rohit in disgust.
Rahane was next, as he nudged the ball towards mid-on and immediately called for a run. Rohit was at fault as he was ball-watching, and then sent Rahane back.
Ajinkya Rahane had no chance, as he could only manage a rueful smile.
HERE ARE THE BEST TWITTER REACTIONS :
First time Rohit Sharma and Kohli batted together in this ODI series…
Result: Run Out!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma is under cover agent of Sachin Tendulkar, he is in the team just to stop Virat Kohli from scoring centuries.#INDvSA
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma is such an intelligent batsman.
He took inteqaam from Kohli for dropping him in the third test. Then he took inteqaam from Rahane for replacing him in the third test.#TALENT
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) February 13, 2018
— Kaju Katli (@MonkNxtDoor) February 13, 2018
Pairs involved in most run outs in ODIs in the last 10 years
8 De Villiers/Du Plessis
8 Sangakkara/TM Dilshan
7 Virat Kohli/Rohit Sharma#RSAvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 13, 2018
Minimum conditions required for Rohit Sharma to hit a Century!
1. Eden Garden
2. Running-Out Kohli
3. Wife's Birthday
4. Wedding Anniversary
5. Karva Chauth
6. Valentines Day
— राटावोळीस्ट़! (@Nautankibaba) February 10, 2018