Rohit Sharma backs-up Virat Kohli’s wayward throw: The Indian deputy came in the rescue of his captain’s poor throw in Bengaluru.
During the third ODI of the ongoing Australia’s tour of India in Bengaluru, India captain Virat Kohli put on display a poor throw from mid-off which was saved from going for penalty runs by vice-captain Rohit Sharma.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 12th over when Australia batsman Steve Smith played a Navdeep Saini delivery to Kohli. Despite the batsman not attempting the run, Kohli’s attempt of throwing the ball back to wicket-keeper Lokesh Rahul saw him throwing it over his head.
It was at this time that Sharma, who was fielding at first slip, backed up Kohli’s throw at the right time and prevented the ball from going towards the boundary. Realizing his mistake, Kohli was soon witnessed admitting his mistake which was followed by a smile.
Kohli might have erred on the field initially but he was his usual self later on especially when he grabbed a first-rate catch to dismiss Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne (54).
After Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat, the visitors posted 286/9 in 50 overs on the back of Smith’s ninth ODI century. Before getting out in the 48th over, Smith scored 131 (132) with the help of 14 fours and a six.
With bowling figures of 10-0-63-4, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowler.
Rohit Sharma backs-up Virat Kohli’s wayward throw
— Cricket fan (@Cricketfan093) January 19, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Smith gets an ODI hundred after 3 years. The last was also on January 19, but in 2017, against Pakistan in Perth. #INDvsAUS
— Kritika Naidu (@Kritzika) January 19, 2020
— V I P E R™ (@Offl_TheViper) January 19, 2020
Kohli’s Superman grab ends Labuschagne’s superb innings just after completing his maiden ODI 50. #INDvAUS
— Kamran Muzaffer (@Krick3r) January 19, 2020
That was some catch from Kohli. Labuschagne was looking so good there.
— (@GautamSodhi1) January 19, 2020
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