Facing short deliveries with extra bounce is always tough to handle for most batters from around the world and when they are bowled on the first ball of the match then they work as a surprising element. A similar sort of situation occurred with the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma as he was bounced out by Obed McCoy on the first delivery of the Indian innings.
After winning the first T20I against West Indies, the visitors didn’t start well in the second match of the 5-match series next match losing the first wicket very early. West Indies opted to bowl first and Rohit Sharma was expected to continue his form from the last game. The fans were expecting a solid start and Rohit was keen on that but an impressive delivery sent him back to the pavilion on duck.
Obed McCoy started the proceedings for the West Indies. He delivered a skiddy short delivery angling away from Rohit. The batter poked at the delivery and was beaten by the bounce. The leading edge was caught at the backward point by Akeal Hosein. Rohit was dismissed at golden duck as a result and India was reduced to 0/1 within minutes after the start of the game.
Here is the video of the wicket taken by Obed McCoy:
Early tumble of wickets for India, a product of their aggression against the new ball. Can they rebuild?
— FanCode (@FanCode) August 1, 2022
West Indies (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
Here is how the fans reacted:
— Srini 🙏🏻🇮🇳 (@srini_bala) August 1, 2022
India losing wicket off the 1st ball in a T20I innings
Unwanted record thaw 😢
— Rohishabh Fangirl 💯✨ (@Edgbaston__146) August 1, 2022
My captain don't want indian people to awake all night which affects their health , which may had affected indian economy. that's why he got out early.
People's captain Rohit Sharma!🔥
— Alpha CP King©`👑🇮🇳 (@itzCPking) August 1, 2022
Warra smile Rohit @ImRo45 😍😍😍 keep smilllllinggggggg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— HIT MAN_45 (@elegant_45) August 1, 2022
— Saurabh Shelke (@iamsaurabhSS) August 1, 2022
— Harish Hari (@MaaraMSD) August 1, 2022
— Chicken Man (@GustavoFring_19) August 1, 2022
— Apne ko Kya (@harsh22ro) August 1, 2022
Rohit Sharma today pic.twitter.com/4NkEH3Lg01
— Cricket With Laresh (@Lareshhere) August 1, 2022