Mohali: India skipper Rohit Sharma’s reaction towards his teammate Dinesh Karthik during the first T20I against Australia, has gone viral on social media.
Rohit grabbed Karthik’s neck after he did not show confidence for reviewing a not-out caught-behind decision given in favor of Australian Glenn Maxwell.
As it turned out, India did review it and the Ultra-edge showed a spike when the ball passed the bat resulting in the dismissal of Maxwell with the contest evenly poised at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.
Rohit Sharma grabs Dinesh Karthik by neck in video
Moments before, the decision was overturned, the cameras captured an ‘angry’ Rohit reaching for wicketkeeper Karthik’s neck. The clip soon went viral with fans giving their own hilarious takes on the gesture.
Meanwhile, in what turned out to be a high-scoring affair at PCA, Australia stunned India by four wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series after the powerful knocks of Cameroon Green (61) and Matthew Wade (45*).
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Rohit Sharma reflects on India’s performance against Australia
During the post-match presentation, Rohit put the blame of the defeat fully on his bowlers, saying a 200-plus total should have been defended. He also pointed out his team’s poor show on the field too as they dropped as many as three catches.
“I don’t think we bowled well,” he said. “200 is a good score to defend, and we didn’t take our chances in the field. It was a great effort from our batters, but bowlers were not quite there. There are things we need to look at, but it was a great game for us to understand what went wrong.”