Rohit Sharma’s amazing motivating gesture for Ravindra Jadeja after his valiant knock versus New Zealand won every Indian fans’ hearts
Team India’s 18-run loss against New Zealand in the first semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup has left 1.3 billion Indian hearts absolutely devastated and shattered. However, the fans can take solace and pride with the fact that their team did not bow down without a fight in front of the lethal Kiwi bowling line-up.
India were at one point reduced to 24/4 and then 92/6 while chasing a challenging 239 posted by the Kiwi batters in what was a sluggish Old Trafford track. It was at this point of time when all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja joined MS Dhoni and stitched together a 116-run partnership to infuse fresh spirits in into the ardent fans.
Jadeja, in particular played an unbelievable valiant knock of 77 off 59 deliveries with the help of four boundaries and an equal number of sixes to send a fitting message to critics questioning his role in the side.
Hence, when Jadeja brought up his half-century off just 39 deliveries, Rohit Sharma came up with an amazing motivating gesture while Jadeja went in with his popular sword celebration.
Rohit Sharma win fans’ hearts
Infusing a sense of belief into the flamboyant all-rounder, Rohit Sharma who unfortunately got out scoring one run off four deliveries made sure that he kept motivating the 30-year-old to carry on with his innings and cross the team over the line.
Soon, after his knock Rohit flexed his biceps, to perhaps signify that he is the one who would do it for their country and has it in him to sail the team’s boat towards the historic finals at The Lord’s.
Jadeja, carried on with his explosive batting, and went on to score another 27 runs at a brisk pace, but was caught at the long-off boundary off a leading edge in the 48th over, when India needed 31 off 13 deliveries.
WATCH: Rohit Sharma’s amazing motivating gesture for Ravindra Jadeja after he brings up his fifty
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