Rohit Sharma showed displeasure towards Yuzvendra Chahal as he asked him to run faster in between the match; a video surfaced on various social media platforms towards the end of the 2nd ODI match.
Rohit Sharma had shown exceptional leadership skills during the 2nd ODI against West Indies despite encountering a slight fall back on the batting front during the match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, 9
th February. His last-minute changes in the field placements had dented the West Indies’ winning the game. His choice of changing the bowling lineup by bringing up bowlers such as Pasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur when the West Indies stand-in Captain was looking forward to cutting spinners loose was a rather commendable job.
In this regard, young bowler Pasidh Krishna had scored four wickets in just 12 runs in 9 overs. Following this, Rohit Sharma had congratulated Krishna at the end of the match. He said that he had never seen such a bowling streak in Indian Cricket in a very long time. To this remark, Krishna was much obliged and said that it meant a lot to him to get the statement from Rohit Sharma, who has been a part of the Indian Cricket Team for many years now. He had also mentioned the commendable job that the rest of the bowlers did in the match and were a big part of India’s win.
On the other side of the story, Rohit Sharma was seen discontent with leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during the setting of the field ahead of the 45th over of batting by the West Indies team. During the match, he was unhappy with Chahal’s running speed and was caught on the stump mic yelling at Chahal, “Kya Hua tereko? Bhaag kyu nahi raha thik se?Chal udhar bhaag.” as he instructed Chahal to go on the long offside.
The match was also graced by many beautiful moments, one of them being the excellent catch that Virat Kohli had executed against Odean Smith. Virat Kohli hit his head on the ground after catching the ball but persisted long enough for Smith to lose his wicket. This was perhaps a crucial wicket for the team during the beginning of the 45th over.
Another primary reason for this incredible win against West Indies was the partnership of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav. Although KL Rahul had to go back to the stand with 49 runs, a little short of a half-century, Suryakumar Yadav had played an outstanding inning by making 64 runs off 83 balls. Even all-rounder Deepak Hooda played a vital role at the end of the match as he made 29 runs off 25 balls, pushing the score over the edge to 238, giving the Indian team the flexibility to set a good bowling alley pitch against the West Indies batters. Overall, the Indian team had managed to keep its streak of winning alive for the second time in the ODI series and had won 2 out of three matches in the ODI series against West Indies.
Edited By- Mahi Gupta
Published By- Pawan Rajput