Indian skipper and veteran batter, Rohit Sharma made a stunning comeback in the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan after two consecutive ducks in the first two matches of the series; it also included a golden duck in the second T20I, win which he was bowled out on the very first ball he faced.
But the skipper managed to cut all the noises around his form with a brilliant century in the third and last T20I of the series. But apart from this, Rohit also made it to the headlines of social media for his conversation with the on-field umpire Virender Sharma after the latter signalled a leg-bye; the hosts’ captain was adamant that the ball hit the bat, not the thigh pad.
“Are Viru, pehla ball thigh pad diya tha kya, itna bada bat tha bhai, ek toh idhar do zero ho gaye hain (Hey Viru, did you signalled thigh-pad on the last ball, brother, it was a clear bat that touched the ball, I already have two zeroes to my name)” Rohit can be heard saying to umpire Virender Sharma in a viral video that is being shared on social media.
This video also started making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared by a user over X (formerly Twitter)
Here’s a look at the video of Rohit Sharma questioning the umpire:
Classic Rohit Sharma ...!!! 👌😂— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 17, 2024
- He's telling umpire that there's big bat and not leg byes and also saying he scored 2 ducks - went on to score a remarkable century. 🔥pic.twitter.com/5lMJAFqVGX
Speaking of Rohit Sharma’s knock in the third and last T20I of the three-match series against Afghanistan, he smashed 121 runs off just 69 balls, hitting 11 fours and 8 massive sixes with the bat. He smashed his 5th T20I century, helping India recover from the 22 runs for the loss of 4 wickets to 212 runs for the loss of 4 wickets, without losing any wickets further in the innings.
Rohit stitched an unbeaten partnership of 190 runs with Rinku Singh, who also played a blistering knock of 69 runs off just 39 balls, hitting 2 fours and 6 sixes.