While Team India was under tremendous pressure while chasing down 289 runs target against the hosts Australia during the Sydney ODI on Saturday (12 January), the Indian deputy skipper Rohit Sharma played an incredible century knock. However, he was tired during his knock, which resulted in him crashing into the stumps towards the end of his knock.
Chasing down the stiff target in the first ODI of three-match ODI series, India faced the huge struggling period in the beginning after losing first three wickets in just four runs on the board. While the opener Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck, the skipper Virat Kohli (3) and the no.4 batsman Ambati Rayudu (0) followed Dhawan soon. Since then, another opener Rohit Sharma took the charge of Indian innings along with MS Dhoni who just completed his 10,000 ODI runs for India after opening his account in this game.
Sharma and Dhoni stitched a crucial 137-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Rohit played a magnificent knock a completed his half-century in 62 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes. Though Dhoni was dismissed on 51 runs (96 balls) after which the visiting side was losing their wickets in regular intervals, Sharma was playing hard-fought innings to make the final attempt.
Before losing his wicket, Sharma carried his innings to 133 runs off 129 balls with the help of 10 fours and 6 sixes. The lone warrior in that battle finally lost his wicket in the 46th over when he tried to hit a six over midwicket against Marcus Stoinis’ slower delivery but he was caught out at deep midwicket by Glenn Maxwell. It ended the hope Indian cricket team in that game as the visiting side scored 254/9 at the end of 50 overs.
Rohit looked tired in the end as a tired shot brought an end to his innings. But, an incident during the match when he crashed onto his stumps stole the show as Twitterati had a laugh over it. Earlier, it was Sharma who took a sharp catch at first slip as Carey tried to cut a ball too close to his body only to get an outside edge.
Here is the video of the incident:
Rohit into the wickets…!! pic.twitter.com/UDlunHXxcn
— Videos Shots (@videos_shots) January 12, 2019
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Virat – Hum match kaha hare
— Mohan 🎤🎧 (@cheatermohan) January 12, 2019
Reminder of Inzi the legend!
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) January 12, 2019
And you thought Steve Smith's batting technique was unusual pic.twitter.com/DwecafPMoh
— Rohit Dennisharma (@DennisCricket_) January 12, 2019
I enjoy these still images. Wonder what it will be like when we get 'moving' images to view. Ahhh the future!!! #AUSvIND
— Brad Connors (@bradafied) January 12, 2019
Good to see that like most guys he has a long rod between his legs… #AUSvIND
— Tom Bell (@SnappyTom86) January 12, 2019
Aha Hit wicket rohit out finally…
— Umair (@imumair10) January 12, 2019