T20 World Cup 2024
Rohit Sharma Won An Unfair Toss Against Ireland?
By CricShots - Jun 5, 2024 8:34 pm
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Team India and Ireland are kicking off their campaigns in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 by facing each other in the 8th game of the tournament. This exciting match is taking place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. This encounter marks only the second time these two teams have met in a T20 World Cup, with their previous clash occurring back in 2009.

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Rohit Sharma and Paul Stirling at the toss

The match started with a bit of controversy during the toss, reminiscent of issues seen in the recently-concluded IPL.The incident at the toss began right after the coin was flipped. Ireland captain Paul Stirling called heads, and match referee David Boon initially declared that Stirling had made the correct call.

However, Boon quickly reversed his decision, stating that Rohit Sharma had actually won the toss, causing some confusion and raising eyebrows. After winning the toss, India decided to bowl first.

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Rohit Sharma, speaking about the decision, said, “We’re going to bowl. Preparations have been alright. We have been managing ourselves in these new conditions. It has been challenging but we are all professionals. We played on a similar pitch recently and have a bit of an idea of what to expect.

 

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“I know it’s going to be slightly different from what we’re used to. But that’s what the sport is about. Not being entirely sure about the conditions, we thought having a target to chase would be advantageous. The players missing out are Kuldeep, Sanju, Jaiswal, and one more,” Rohit Sharma added.

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On the other hand, Paul Stirling commented on Ireland’s approach, saying, “We’ve come with pretty good preparation, having played in the Netherlands recently for the tri-series. We’ve got plenty of match-winners in our side, and we want them to perform today. We’re looking to assess the conditions early.”

This match promises to be an intriguing battle, with both teams eager to start their World Cup journey on a high note. The unexpected drama at the toss has only added to the anticipation and excitement surrounding this clash.