Ind vs Aus 4th Test – Sunil Gavaskar angry with Rohit Sharma after Brisbane test dismissal: Former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar was furious at Rohit Sharma’s dismissal on Day 2 of the ongoing Brisbane Test between India and Australia. The Indian batsman threw his wicket away for 44 when he tried to hit Nathan Lyon on deep mid-on and got holed out.
Gavaskar blasted Rohit, saying it was an “irresponsible” shot from a senior player like him. The Indian opener was batting on 44 and looked in good touch but a careless shot on an ordinary ball from the off-spinner sent him back six runs short of a half-century.
Rohit was visibly frustrated as he slowly walked back to the pavilion. India had the momentum despite Shubman Gill’s departure cheaply. The Indian vice-captain looked so assured against the quality pace attack that his loose shot and the subsequent dismissal left fans and former cricketers frustrated.
“Why? Why? Why? That’s an unbelievable shot. That’s an irresponsible shot. There is a fielder there at long oo, there is a fielder there at deep square leg,” Sunil Gavaskar told Channel 7 on Saturday.
“You have just hit a boundary a couple of deliveries earlier and why would you play that shot? You’re a senior player, there is no excuse, absolutely no excuse for that shot. An unnecessary wicket, an unnecessary wicket gifted away. Totally unnecessary,” Gavaskar added.
At the tea interval, India’s score reads 62/2 and the visitors are still trailing the hosts by 307 runs. Pujara and Rahane are currently unbeaten on 8 and 2 respectively