Rohit Sharma Terms Steve Smith Crazy While Talking To Ravindra Jadeja
By CricShots - Feb 10, 2023 6:08 pm
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The first Test between India and Australia started off with some decent assistance for the spinners as they dominated the proceedings on the first day at the VCA stadium in Nagpur. The focus then shifted to the Indian batters, and skipper Rohit Sharma hogged a lot of limelight with his magnificent century, which guided India to take a lead over Australia in their first innings.

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Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja forged a partnership

Australia got bundled out for a meager score of 177 on the first day after Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket haul and Ravichandran Ashwin’s three-wicket haul helped India dominate over the visitors. Rohit Sharma batted brilliantly with the bat as he notched up a half-century before the end of Day’s plays on the opening day, and continued batting in the same form on the second day as well, which helped him convert his knock into a century.

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While Rohit notched up his first Test century as the Test captain, a funny incident took place on the field on the second day. When Rohit and Jadeja were batting during the 77th over of the game, Rohit was heard saying “Yeh pagal hai thoda, sach me” (He’s a little crazy, for real) to Jadeja, who looked to convert the single into a double.

Jadeja took a single off Marnus Labuschagne’s second delivery of the 77th over. While Jadeja  was looking to go for a second run, Rohit, who was on the striker’s end by then, refused the same when he saw the ball in Smith’s hands, addressing the Australian batter as a ‘little mad’.

Rohit Sharma batted brilliantly even after losing four partners on the other end in the first couple of sessions on Day 2. While Ashwin’s wicket was the first one that Australia got, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and debutant Suryakumar Yadav were dismissed cheaply. Jadeja then joined Rohit as the two started building the innings back.

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On the second day, before the end of the second session, the duo put up an unbeaten 58-run stand for the sixth wicket. The duo would now look to build a strong partnership and hand India a dominating lead over the visitors so as the win the first game.