Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma has managed to pull off the maiden series win against South Africa at home in the shortest format. Even though the Men in Blue managed to post a huge target of 237 runs on the board, the Proteas did scare the hosts as they fell short by just 16 runs. South Africa reached 221 owing to an unbeaten partnership of 174 runs between David Miller and Quinton de Kock and the former completed his second T20I ton.
India’s death bowling still remains a huge matter of concern as three of their bowlers conceded more than 11 runs per over as skipper Rohit Sharma acknowledged after the win. Rohit, who himself scored a measured knock of 43 runs, lauded the batters as the Men in Blue notched up their 4th highest T20I total. While Rohit did have a decent outing with the bat, he didn’t have a great time on the field.
While he was hit in the lower abdominal area when the ball came suddenly towards him after it ricocheted off Rishabh Pant’s gloves, Guwahati’s humidity got to him. While Miller was visibly feeling the heat, Rohit Sharma had suddenly suffered a nose bleed. The incident took place at the start of the 12th over of South Africa’s innings where Rohit felt blood coming out of his nose and had to use towels immediately.
As Rohit was trying to wipe the blood out, he meanwhile kept leading the side. The Indian skipper was seen instructing his bowler Harshal Patel and was even setting the field. However, when the blood wasn’t stopping and Rohit had to go out and seek medical attention. However, Rohit’s dedication didn’t go unnoticed.
The fans hailed the Indian skipper’s commitment as he continued to do his job despite not being perfectly fine. Shahbaz Ahmed came as the substitute on the field and vice-captain KL Rahul was captaining the side. However, Rohit Sharma was soon seen back on the ground at the start of another Harshal over, the 15th of the innings.
Here is the video of the incident:
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