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Rohit Sharma’s Hilarious DRS Banter Caught On Mic In Cape Town Thriller
By CricShots - Jan 4, 2024 6:26 pm
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Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added a touch of humor to the ongoing second Test against South Africa at Newlands Park in Cape Town. The second day of the game witnessed some lighthearted moments involving the duo, contributing to the entertaining atmosphere on the field.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

One amusing incident occurred during the last ball of the 34th over bowled by Mohammed Siraj. The delivery, directed down the leg side, hit Nandre Burger on the thigh as he was late on the shot.

The ball popped up and went straight to short leg, where Rohit Sharma was positioned. Eager to take a review, Rohit Sharma informed Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj about his decision. In a viral video, Rohit Sharma can be heard saying, “Leleta hu DRS m** ch*dane gaya 3-3 hai,” to which Virat Kohli responded, “Haa lele, kya pta inside edge ho.”

 

The camaraderie between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli continued as they were seen enjoying their time on the field. The duo collaborated in setting the field and engaged in discussions about field placements, particularly when Aiden Markram was on an aggressive spree, putting India under pressure.

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Rohit Sharma showcased excellent captaincy, making impactful bowling changes in the first innings, leading to South Africa being dismissed for a mere 55 runs, with Mohammed Siraj taking six wickets. Sharma also made a significant contribution with the bat, scoring 39 runs and providing India with a strong start in the first innings.

India secured a lead of 98 runs in the first innings, posting a total of 153 runs. The bowlers then shone again, restricting South Africa to 176 runs in their second innings. Aiden Markram’s century (106) and Jasprit Bumrah’s six-wicket haul were standout performances for their respective teams.

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In the chase, India had a solid start with Yashasvi Jaiswal (28) and Shubman Gill (10) making valuable contributions. Rohit Sharma (17*) and Virat Kohli (12) ensured India reached the target comfortably with seven wickets in hand. This historic victory marked India’s first-ever win in Cape Town, and the series ended in a 1-1 draw. Rohit Sharma also became the second Indian captain to draw a series in South Africa, joining MS Dhoni’s achievement during the 2010-11 tour.