On 25 January 2023, team India defeated New Zealand in the third and final match of the ODI series in Indore. It was another comfortable victory for the Men in Blue and they completed the clean sweep over the Kiwis. It was another dominating series victory for them under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
However, in that match, Shardul Thakur took three wickets. But, during his first spell of the match, he was conceding runs and that was not pleasing the Indian skipper. So, now a video has gone viral where Rohit Sharma was seen with an animated behavior with the pacer. Fans were also surprised after seeing such actions from Rohit.
Here is the shared video:
Rohit Sharma scored a magnificent hundred in the match
Speaking of the video, the incident took place during the 26th over of the match. Shardul Thakur was batting while Devon Conway was batting. On the fifth and sixth delivery of that over, he bowled two consecutive short balls. Conway easily dispatched those for four runs through pull shots. Rohit Sharma was not happy with such balls and he was seen telling Shardul Thakur to bowl at Conway’s front foot instead of bowling shortish deliveries.
He was visibly frustrated and really wanted the bowler to avoid short balls. However, Shardul Thakur did not disappoint his fans as he took three wickets for 45 runs in six overs. Along with him, Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets. Both Umran Malik and Hardik Pandya took one wicket each. India scored 385 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs. In reply, the Kiwis got bundled out for 295 runs and India won the match by 90 runs.
However, after the match, Rohit Sharma heaped praises on Shardul Thakur. During the post-match presentation ceremony, he said: "We bowled pretty well, stuck to our plans, and held our nerve. Shardul has been doing it for a while. Teammates call him a magician and he came and delivered yet again. He just needs to get more games under his belt."