Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir expressed his views on Rohit Sharma’s wicket. India-Pakistan faced each other on 10th September. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took the attack to the Pakistani pacers to rattle them. Indian cricket fans recalled the times when Virender Sehwag used to open the innings and decimate the opposition’s bowling with his phenomenal array of strokes.
Rohit Sharma constructed his innings really well. He looked off the new ball initially and then took the attack to the opposition. The opening duo put a partnership of 127-runs inside 17 overs as India looked set for a huge total. However, the Mumbai batter was dismissed for an enterprising 56 off 49 balls by leg-spinner Shadab Khan when he chipped an innocuous delivery to the long-off fielder.
Gautam Gambhir criticized Indian skipper Rohit Sharma
Former teammate of Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir didn’t like the way he got out. He termed it as ‘extremely bad shot’. Gautam Gambhir also felt that it allowed Pakistan to come back into the game.
The 41-year old said,
“I feel he will be extremely disappointed. The way Rohit Sharma got out, it was an extremely bad shot. He himself knows that shot deserves to be criticized because Pakistan were down and out at that stage,”
“At one point, it seemed India might score 370-375. Rohit Sharma played a bad shot and Shubman Gill got out in the very next over. You don’t want to give even the slightest window to a bowling attack like Pakistan. You gave a window and you played that shot against the bowler you had hit for 30 runs in two overs. If it had been a bowler who had been bowling well, it would have been alright as you were under pressure. If you had just stood there, he would have given you one or two bad balls every over,“
However, in a two day event, India thrashed Pakistan by 228 runs. Which is the biggest win for India against Pakistan in terms of run-margin.
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