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IND vs AFG, 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma Equals Virat Kohli And MS Dhoni’s Unwanted Milestone

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has equalled Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni's unwanted record of being run-out in T20Is

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 12, 2024 18:08 IST
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Rohit Sharma’s highly anticipated return to T20I cricket after a 14 month long gap took a dismal turn as he was run out for a duck in the first T20I against Afghanistan in Mohali. A communication lapse with his opening partner Shubman Gill led to Rohit’s dismissal without scoring any runs, sparking a tense exchange between the two players.

This unfortunate incident not only marred Rohit’s comeback but also landed him with an unwanted record, tying him with Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for the most run-outs in T20Is for India, each having been dismissed this way six times.

Despite his evident frustration at the manner of his dismissal, Rohit remained composed when discussing the incident after the match.

When asked about his miscommunication with Gill, Rohit said, “Honestly, these things happen. When it happens, you feel frustrated because you want to be out there and score runs for your team. I wanted Shubman Gill to carry on. He played a good inning but got out.”

Rohit’s return to T20 captaincy eventually ended up with a win in the 1st T20I and the hitman had taken a lot of positives from the tie.

“There are a lot of positives: Shivam Dube, the way Jitesh batted, Tilak as well and obviously Rinku. (Next game?) I want to try a few things. I want to make the bowlers do a few different things. Like how Washy (Washington Sundar) bowled the 19th today. Keeping those things in mind, we will try to do different things. But not at the cost of winning,” he concluded.

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First published on: Jan 12, 2024 06:08 PM IST

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