There are cricketers and then there are some stalwarts of the game who are known for playing pivotal roles for their respective teams. The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma is one such personality and his wicket on Friday after he batted brilliantly during his brilliant knock of 44-ball 64, predictably brought a lot of joy in the West Indies camp as Shimron Hetmyer took a brilliant catch.
On Friday during India’s first of the five-match T20I series against West Indies, Rohit Sharma came back to international cricket. After being asked to bat, the Indian skipper notched his 27th fifty of this format. However, he received little support from his top-order batters which eventually put a lot of pressure on him until he was dismissed after scoring 64 off 44 balls, laced with seven fours and a couple of sixes.
Although West Indies’ talismanic all-rounder Jason Holder took Rohit’s wicket, the Indian skipper went back to the pavilion largely due to brilliant catch from Shimron Hetmyer near the boundary line. In the 15th over, Rohit picked up a slower length ball that was pitched outside off the stump.
However, he did not get the timing like he would have liked to and Hetmyer, who was well placed at the deep cover, dived forward to grab an excellent sharp catch. India, meanwhile, reached 148/6 in 17.2 overs.
Here is the video of the catch taken by Shimron Hetmyer:
The skipper walks! Good pressure from Holder to end a good innings from @ImRo45
— FanCode (@FanCode) July 29, 2022
West Indies (Playing XI): Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
Here’s how the internet reacted after Rohit’s wicket:
Hetmyer running in with the FITNESS, nice catch by Hetmyer 👏🏾👏🏾 to get rid of Rohit Sharma 👀
— reenel joseph🇬🇩🇹🇹 (@joseph_reenel) July 29, 2022
One have to appreciate field placement for Rohit dismissal. For a second I thought it will went away to boundary but Hetmyer position at right place there
— Rahul Sharma (@rahul95_sharma) July 29, 2022
Rohit Sharma falls for 64, well caught by Shimron Hetmyer to give Jason Holder the wicket. India 131/5 with five overs left. @Newsday_TT
— Jelani Beckles (@jbeckles26) July 29, 2022
— ESWAR MANAS 🇮🇳 (@iamEswarmanas) July 29, 2022
— ROHIT Trends TN⁴⁵ (@Ro_TNpage45) July 29, 2022
— MOHIT SHUKLA (@MohitShukla1030) July 29, 2022
— Rohit Sharma Fc (@Rohit_Fc_45) July 29, 2022
Proper Rohit Sharma Inning!
No rush in the beginning, taking his usual time, elegant shots and cheery in the cake the milestones. We always end being disappointed because of the expectation we build, and today was no different. Missed a century, but very well played @ImRo45 ❤
— Niyati (@niyatiiii_45) July 29, 2022