Rohit Sharma hits incredible off-balance six: One of the Indian vice-captain’s sixes ended up as a source of amazement for one and all.
During the second ODI of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma registered his 28th ODI century in yet another brilliant efforts in this format.
Opening the batting with Lokesh Rahul, Sharma took his time to get his eye in eventually. In what was another archetype Sharma innings, he made sure that he pressed the accelerator at the right time.
Considering how well he has played in ODIs this year, there is no real need to mention that he is the highest run-scorer in 2019.
It was on the last delivery of the 22nd over when Sharma hit a boundary off West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul to complete his half-century. While he reached to his half-century after Rahul, he made it a point to reach the three-figure mark before his partner.
Currently looking set to score his fourth ODI double century, the highlight of Sharma’s innings came on the last delivery of the 36th over when he hit an incredible off-balance six off West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder.
In a delivery which was bowled outside the off-stump, Sharma hit over the cover region with his body and balance going towards his leg side. While he ended up falling down on the ground, it didn’t hamper his timing.
Before getting out in the 44th over off West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, Sharma ended up scoring 159 (138) with the help of 17 fours and five sixes.
Rohit Sharma hits incredible off-balance six
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) December 18, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
that innings deserved a salute #INDvWI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 18, 2019
Stop what you are doing. Watch Rohit Sharma teeing off
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 18, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 18, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 18, 2019
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