The veteran Indian opener, Rohit Sharma was looking in a classy touch before getting out in the 6th over of the ICC World Cup 2019 match against West Indies. He was visibly disappointed while walking back to the pavilion after adjudged caught behind at Old Trafford in Manchester. Soon after that, the Bharat Army, one of the biggest fanbase of Team India came up with a quirky slogan for Rohit Sharma.
In the same over, Sharm had smashed a six over the square leg boundary, but he was in some trouble when Kemar Roach got one to swing into the right-handed batsman. West Indies went up in appeal for caught behind as it seemed Rohit had got an inside edge onto the wicketkeeper. The on-field umpire gave it not out and the West Indies skipper, Jason Holder send it upstairs for a DRS call.
In the replays, there was no conclusive evidence of whether it was out or not out. The Snicko had spikes on it as the ball crossed the bat but it wasn’t providing conclusive evidence as to whether the ball brushed Rohit’s pad or his bat or both. Nonetheless, after only a couple of replays, third umpire Michael Gough ruled it out.
After his dismissal, the Bharat Army uploaded a video on their Instagram handle in which they were seen singing a slogan for Rohit, which says, “10₹ for a Pepsi, Rohit Sharma Sexy’. Ironically, Rohit’s wife, Ritika Sajdeh was seen laughing at that slogan. Here is the video of the same:
The Indian team was in a spot of bother again in this game after the dismissal of Kedar Jadhav as they were reeling at 140/4 in almost 29 overs. However, Virat Kohli (72 off 82 balls) and MS Dhoni (56 off 61 balls) sailed the sinking boat of the team followed by a cameo by Hardik Pandya (46 off 38 balls). The late flourish of Dhoni helped the team to reach the total of 268/7 in their quota of 50 overs.