The veteran Indian opener, Rohit Sharma, who has been known for bowling off-spin whenever called upon, stunned everyone as he bowled a medium pace delivery to complete Navdeep Saini’s over on Day 1 of the ongoing fourth Test in Brisbane.
Earlier the game, Navdeep Saini was seen walking off the field, having gone down holding his groin. Rohit bowled a half-tracker which was pushed onto the off side for a single by Marnus Labuschagne.
Cricket Australia took to Twitter to share the video of Rohit bowling a gentle medium pace ball to finish the 36th over of the innings. Capitinong the video of the same on Twitter, cricket.com.au. wrote, “Into the attack: Rohit Sharma from the Vulture St End.”
Into the attack: Rohit Sharma from the Vulture St End! 🔥
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2021
Before walking off the field, Saini managed to square up Labuschagne but unfortunately for him, Ajinkya Rahane faiked to grab the catch at gully. After the dropped chance, Saini was seen on the ground in some discomfort as Team India’s physio Nitin Patel came out to to understabd the situation of the fast-bowler before accompanying him to the pavilion.
Saini did come back after a drinks break but he was again seen going off the field soon after as injury concerns grew for India. India, marred with a number of injuries, were forced to field a fairly young bowling bowling attack with none of them having the experience of more than two Tests.
T Natarajan and Washington Sundar were seen making their handed debuts while Shardul Thakur, who had played just one Test, was also included in the XI as India had forcefull got to make four changes for the final match of the four-game series.
Earlier in the day, Australia, after winning the toss and opting to bat, scored 155 runs at the loss of three wickets at the Tea break on Day 1 of the Gabba Test.