After about 14 months, Rohit Sharma started playing international T20. Although India won the match by 6 wickets, the return was not pleasant for the Indian captain. In reply to 158 runs in the first match of the series against Afghanistan in Mohali on Friday, Rohit returned to the pavilion without scoring a run. But the way the Indian opener got out is disappointing.
Incident of the first over of India’s innings. Rohit called for a run off the second ball of Fazal Haque Farooqui. But he changed ends and ran almost to the other end of the wicket to see Shubman Gill, another opener at the bowling end, staring at the ball without noticing Rohit! By that time, Ibrahim Zadran picked up the ball from mid-off and sent it to Afghan wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Result Rohit Sharma run out.
Rohit could not hold his temper after getting out like this. He abused Shubman Gill while leaving the wicket. Rohit’s abuse was so bad that one of the commentators said that he did not want to utter the word.
The commentator who was present in the commentary box of the match said, ‘Look at him (Shubman), he was looking at the ball. Rohit called for the run. (After getting out) I can’t repeat what he said. Because it was so bad. But Rohit Sharma’s decision (to seek runs) was right.’
Rohit’s abuse, which is discussed so much, was recorded on the mic on the wicket stamp.