Rohit Sharma gestures to fielding coach R Sridhar: The Indian opening batsman was expressive after grabbing a catch in Indore.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of India at the Holkar Stadium, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma was expressive after confidently grabbing a catch to dismiss Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 27th over when Mahmudullah poked at a Mohammed Shami delivery to edge the ball to Sharma at second slip. In what was a straight-forward chance, Sharma gestured to fielding coach R Sridhar after completing the dismissal.
The reason behind the same was Sharma dropping a sitter to give a reprieve to Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim in the 17th over off Shami.
It is worth mentioning that the Indian slip cordon has dropped quite a few catches in this match. It was due to the same reason that Sharma was practicing slip catching during the lunch break with Sridhar and reserve batsman Shubman Gill.
Mahmudullah, who came in to bat at No. 6 in the 15th over, ended up scoring 15 (35) with the help of two fours. Shami, who was brought in as the first-change bowler, picked his third wicket of the innings in the form of Mahmudullah.
India had declared overnight on 493/6 dec. in 114 overs. Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal lead the Indian innings on the back of his second Test double century. The right-hand batsman scored a magnificent 243 (330) with the help of 28 fours and eight sixes.
Trailing by 343 runs, the visitors succumbed to pressure as they are on the verge of losing the first Test by a significant margin on the back of another mediocre batting performance.
Rohit Sharma gestures to fielding coach R Sridhar:
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