Rohit Sharma’s incredible fielding effort: The Indian vice-captain put on display consecutive impressive fielding efforts in Hyderabad.
During the first T20I of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India in Hyderabad, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma impressed one and all with his consecutive impressive fielding efforts.
It all happened first on the first delivery of the 17th over when West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer hit a Deepak Chahar delivery down the ground.
All-rounder Washington Sundar, who was fielding at long-on, ran towards his right to attempt the catch and eventually drop it. Sharma, who was alert enough to provide back-up, dived to prevent the ball going past the boundary. The effort saved three runs for India as the batsmen didn’t run the second run.
On the following delivery, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard hit the ball towards Sharma at long-on. While the 32-year old player was successful in grabbing an outstanding one-handed running catch, he had no other option than to drop the ball in order to stop it from going for a six.
It is worth mentioning that Sharma followed his two fielding efforts in a disappointing manner as he ended up dropping Pollard on the next delivery. With the ball also going for a six this time round, it was like salt being rubbed on the hosts’ wounds.
After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and invited West Indies to bat, the visitors scored 207/5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the sixth over, batsman Shimron Hetmyer top-scored for West Indies with 56 (41) with the help of two fours and four sixes.
Rohit Sharma’s incredible fielding effort
— Prateek. (@_FrontFootPull) December 6, 2019
How Twitterati reacted:
Rohit Sharma on drugs.. How did he save it? Fk your motu tweets. Look at fitness. Bow down to ruler RO! #INDvsWI
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 6, 2019
— naresh (@nareshns33) December 6, 2019
Daammmn Rohit sharma 💥💥
— Devendra gurjar (@dev_bhadana_45) December 6, 2019
— Gunjan Mehta ✨ (@gunjanm_) December 6, 2019
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