No RESPITE for Rohit Sharma, India captain drags on poor IPL 2023 form to WTC Final, puts India in MISERY
India skipper Rohit Sharma continues his extended poor form in WTC Finals from IPL 2023. Sharma was dismissed cheaply for 15 runs by Pat Cummins
IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma’s misery in the India vs Australia WTC Finals continue. Set to bat second in the first innings, India trailed by a massive a total of 469. While hopes were high on the skipper to showcase his brilliance in the English soil, Sharma perished cheaply from a devilish delivery by Pat Cummins.
There has been no respite for the Indian skipper as Rohit Sharma continues his poor and lacklustre form in this mega important WTC Finals. In the recently concluded IPL 2023, the Mumbai Indians skipper was extremely shy of runs with his bat. It was however hoped that Sharma might regain his form back in such a major final.
But piling up to India’s already huge misery, the opener succumbed to a delivery by opponent captain Pat Cummins. While a big start was needed from India’s top order, both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill departed after a brief good start. Keeping IPL’s poor form behind, Rohit even struggled the last time India reached the finals of WTC.
In that game against New Zealand, Rohit failed to put up a big score and could manage just 34 and 30 in both the innings. But today, the scenario was different. With India trailing by such a huge score, the Indian team banked on their skipper to put up a good score but alas.
Rohit Sharma Dismissal
Pat Cummins came back strongly after being hit for a couple of boundaries by Shubman Gill. This time the Aussie skipper took no prisoners as he dispatched his rival. A pitched length delivery that moves inside the stumps. Rohit failing to judge the line of the ball misses it widely as the ball hits him right in the middle of the pads.
The umpire doesn’t hesitate to raise him finger and Rohit came to the middle to discuss with partner Shubman Gill. After a brief discussion, Rohit walks back to the pavillion without wasting his DRS call after scoring just 15 runs.
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