Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India is locking horns with Leicestershire CCC in a four-day warm-up game before the one-off Test match against England at Edgbaston. The encounter takes place at the Kent country cricket ground. Meanwhile, visitors won the toss and elected to bat. What comes as an interesting development is that Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Prasidh Krishna are featured in team Leicestershire.
The decision has been taken in order to provide each Indian cricketer with enough game-time. Rohit Sharma started his innings pretty well before he lost his wicket to a half-tracker. The right-hand batter was caught at the mid-wicket region while attempting to hit a pull-shot against the right-arm pacer Roman Walker.
The Indian skipper was India’s leading run-scorer in the last year’s Test series in England. He scored a brilliant century in the Oval test match (4th match). However, It was a disappointing outing for the Mumbaikar in the ongoing match.
As things stand, Team India is in huge trouble having lost five wickets before reaching the 100-runs mark. The good news for the visitors is that set batters Virat Kohli and KS Bharat are unbeaten on the crease.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Rohit Sharma:
☝️ | Rohit (25) c Sakande, b Walker.
🇮🇳 IND 50/2
𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐌: https://t.co/adbXpw0FcA 👈
— Leicestershire Foxes 🏏 (@leicsccc) June 23, 2022
Leicestershire (playing XI): Samuel Evans (c), Louis Kimber, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk). Rehan Ahmed, Joey Evison, Samuel Bates, Roman Walker, Jasprit Bumrah. Prasidh Krishna, Will Davis, Nathan Bowley, Abidine Sakande.
India (playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli. Hanuma Vihari, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur. Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Here is how the fans reacted:
Now i can watch this match peacefully
— • (@Ms07Goat) June 23, 2022
Thank God, Rohit out in practice match🥳🔥
— David (@CricketFreakD) June 23, 2022
Roshit getting out by county bowlers
— Myesa aziz (@myesaazizz) June 23, 2022
Home track bully😆😆😆😆
— F L I C K (@82_notout) June 23, 2022
Gave his wicket to a youngster 🔥
Goat for a reason 🔥🥵
— ishant (@ishant45__) June 23, 2022