The explosive right-handed batsman of Indian Cricket Team Rohit Sharma who recently dominated the headlines for scoring a record-breaking double century in the Test opener against Proteas lost his wicket at a very early stage in the second Test encounter on Thursday. The Hitman Sharma made his way back to pavilion after scoring just 14 runs off 35 balls for India at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune against South Africa.
It was death-over specialist Kagiso Rabada who took the crucial wicket of Sharma for his team at the last delivery of ninth over. Right after Rabada delivered a stunner, South Africa’s experienced wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock made no mistake in grabbing the ball and dimissed the outstanding opener Rohit Sharma.
There is no need to say that the netizens trolled the Indian opener Rohit Sharma after his unexpexted dismissal and showed no mercy on social media platforms for his disappointing performance.
Here’s see some of the Twitter reactions after Indian opener Rohit Sharma lost his wicket in the second Test against Proteas at Pune:
Relentless Rabada gets the big fish Rohit Sharma ! 1st wicket for SA! #INDvsSA
— Mustafa Ismail (@MustiMachine) October 10, 2019
Rohit Sharma is gone!
Brilliant Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada produces an absolute peach to get Rohit Sharma caught behind.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 10, 2019
Rohit Sharma fall short
Rohit Sharma falling short of century by just 86 runs. He has now enough time to plant trees to compensate for #AareyForest ! Legend!
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) October 10, 2019
After winning the toss Indian skipper Virat Kohli decided to bat first and Rohit Sharma along with Mayank Agarwal got ready with his bat and gloves. Sharma came on the pitch with great confidence but it looked like Kagiso Rabada was not in a mood to lose in this match. As a result, the destructive pacer wrapped up Hitman’s show in the first innings without wasting much time.
With a successful 1-0 lead in the game, hosts are looking forward to seal the three-match series in the ongoing second encounter at Pune. However, powerful Proteas are hoping to bounce back in the game with this encounter. India still has another star opener Mayank Agarwal on the pitch who scored a brilliant double century in the first innings of Test opener. The men in blue keep their fingers crossed about the performance of talented cricketer at the home pitch while Proteas are aiming to put the pressure back on the hosts in this game.
Despite the shocking dismissal of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and team are still looking confident about their performances in the ongoing match. However, this is just the beginning of the day, it will be interesting to see whether the hosts will be able to post a monumental target on the board in the first innings of the second Test or Proteas will bundle them out comfortably.