Cricket has often been termed as a gentleman’s game, but, at times players have been seen being emotional on the field and swear at teammates and oppositions that doesn’t make the sport for family viewing. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is known for wearing his heart on his sleeves and, he has crossed the line some times as well. He has been caught in the past swearing on the stump mics and on television cameras.
As it turned out, cricket fans in India mentioned and trolled Ben Stokes when Kohli used a particular Hindi cuss word that rhymes with the England cricketer’s name. On Saturday, Rohit Sharma was at it as he was apparently caught on the stump mic cussing with the same word at Cheteshwar Pujara. Rohit was frustrated when Pujara declined a single and let his emotions flow.
Stokes took to Twitter and came up with a cheeky post as he tweeted: “This time it’s Rohit not Virat….if you know you know”.
This time it’s Rohit not Virat….if you know you know 😂
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) October 5, 2019
Cricket fans on Twitter had fun trolling Rohit and Kohli over Saturday’s episode. Funny memes and posts dominated the social media platform. Here are some of the reactions:
Wow, Rohit just yelled at Pujara
"Bhag BC" 🤣
Dad newspaper chod ke tv dekhne lage ki kya hua
— Moon light (@RedDevilCP) October 5, 2019
— Right Arm Over (@RightArmOver_) October 5, 2019
Rohit Sharma Says bhag pujji bc
— 7 of god (@7ofgod) October 5, 2019
Virat to Rohit : pic.twitter.com/0BneVbTxm7
— Harsh 2.0 (@imHarshThakur7) October 5, 2019
for those who don't knowpic.twitter.com/M8q4lHimM0
— कुछ मत बोलो Secularism हैं (@India8Heart) October 5, 2019
— Gochiwale Guruji (@GochiwaleGuruji) October 5, 2019
Rohit has been in terrific form in his maiden Test match as an opener. After scoring 176 in the first innings, he scored another ton in the second innings. After taking a lead of 71 runs in the 1st innings, India lost Mayank Agarwal early. However, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma steadied the ship.
Sharma played aggressive cricket right from the word go and broke the record for the most number of sixes hit by a batsman in a Test match. Pujara took his time but changed gears after the first drinks break of the extended 2nd session of the ongoing Test. India declared at 323/4 and gave a target of 395 to the Proteas with around 110 overs to bowl for the hosts.