Rohit Sharma didn’t make a fairy-tale comeback in the Indian colours and the opener perished after making mere 10 runs during the 1st India vs Australia ODI. Playing at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the star opener was expected to pile up a big score in front of his home crowd but couldn’t do so and fans were disappointed. Soon after his departure, many cricket lovers took to Twitter and reacted towards Rohit’s dismissal. Some expressed their dejection on Hitman’s rare failure while others went on to troll him. India Vs Australia, Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match.
The right-handed batsman started off his inning in a positive manner as he was watchful and even scored a couple of boundaries. However, he failed to connect a delivery by Mitchell Starc in the fifth over and gave an easy catch to David Warner. Nevertheless, Rohit completed 1000 runs against Australia at home during his short say which is certainly a sensational record. However, he failed to register a significant score and the fans were certainly not happy with his performance. In fact, the 32-year old was also the highest ODI run-scorer in 2019 and would have wanted to start 2020 on a high too. Meanwhile, let’s look at how the netizens reacted towards Rohit’s performance.
Fans are Disappointed!!
— Riya Seth (@DesiBabeRiya) January 14, 2020
Rohit Sharma v Left Arm Seamers in ODIs since 2017
Facing 140+ kph : Average - 22.0, Strike Rate - 60.0
Facing less than 140 kph : Average - 112.0, Strike Rate - 87.8#INDvAUS
— RaghuRam RohiRaj (@Raghu10RohiRaj) January 14, 2020
Bad Luck, Rohit!!
Sharma ji not good cricket is played by you today
— Rishabh Sharma (@Rishabh75084602) January 14, 2020
Well, That's Harsh!!
World ka akela batsman jise boller nhi balki wo khud hi apna wicket phek deta .rohit sharma.always played rash shots.
— Priyanshu Mishra (@Aniketm59744727) January 14, 2020
— BewareofurbanNAXALS❁ (@PDF_45) January 14, 2020
— MUKESH SHARMA (@EmpireNehru) January 14, 2020
Earlier in the match, Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl first. The decision is certainly looking spot on and the Aussie will eye to bag some more wickets too. Nevertheless, the likes of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan are still left to be dismissed and the Men in Yellow certainly can’t afford to get complacent.
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