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WATCH: Rohit Sharma gets angry with Dinesh Karthik and Yuzvendra Chahal
By SMCS - Sep 21, 2022 4:20 pm
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On Tuesday, India took on Australia at Mohali in the opening match of the T20I series. Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to field first. India didn’t get a flying start but KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya’s explosive batting helped India put up a decent total.  Hardik Pandya even finished the innings with 3 consecutive maximum, scoring an unbeaten 71 off mere 30 balls while KL Rahul and Surya scored 55 and 46 respectively and India posted 208 runs on the board. However, India captain Rohit Sharma made headlines with his behaviour on the field during the game.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik played a fiery knock in the end

However, Australia used the batting-friendly surface quite well and in the initial overs as they reached 100 in 10 overs. Cameron Green scored 61 off 30 balls, however, he would have dismissed in the 5th over of the innings if Yuzvendra Chahal and Dinesh Karthik had appealed for LBW as well. It all happened in the 3rd ball of the 5th over when Green tried to play a sweep but he missed the ball that hit on his pad. In the very next over, the reply of the same delivery and ball-tracking showed it to be smashing into the leg-stump as well.

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And, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma who watched it on the big screen got angry with them. He was seen shouting at Dinesh Karthik and Yuzvendra Chahal who didn’t appeal for the out.

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After the game, Rohit Sharma said: “I don’t think we bowled well. 200 is a good score to defend, and we didn’t take our chances in the field. It was a great effort from our batters, but bowlers were not quite there. There are things we need to look at, but it was a great game for us to understand what went wrong. We know this is a high-scoring ground. You can’t relax even if you get 200. We took wickets to an extent, but they played really well. They played some extra-ordinary shots. If I was in that changing room, I would expect to chase that total. You can back yourself to defend 60 runs in the final 4 overs. We were not able to take that extra wicket. That was the turning point, if we would have taken another wicket, things would have been different. You can’t score 200 everyday, you need to bat well. Hardik batted really well to get us there. We need to look at our bowling before the next game.”

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