BAN vs IND: Indian cricket team might have lost the second ODI and the series but Rohit Sharma showed exemplary bravery by coming out to bat with a dislocated thumb.
Rohit Sharma took a hit to his thumb at the slip during Bangladesh’s innings. As a result, he immediately went off the field to get treatment.
However, Rohit Sharma was sent to the hospital for further medication. He took a couple of injections and after which, he had stitches and went for a scan as well.
Later on, he arrived at the stadium but did not come out to the field. Rohit Sharma came out to bat at No.9 and was the last hope for Team India.
Rohit Sharma scored a blistering half-century off 27 balls including three fours and five hits over the fence despite an injured thumb. He drew plaudits for his exceptional batting performance in the second ODI.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar has questioned Rohit Sharma for coming out to bat at No.9 against the Bangladesh cricket team.
BAN vs IND: Sunil Gavaskar questions Rohit Sharma for coming in to bat at No.9 against Bangladesh in the second ODI
Rohit Sharma gave absolutely everything to score runs at the rate of knots. However, the turning point of the game was witnessed during the 48th over.
It was when Mustafizur Rahman bowled a maiden over to Mohammed Siraj as the latter tried his best to swing the bat but failed to get a proper connection.
Sunil Gavaskar is of the opinion that Rohit Sharma should have come in to bat earlier, at least in the seventh position because Team India came so close in the chase.
“Everybody knows the quality and class of the man. And the thing now, when India came so close, is why did he not come in to bat earlier? If he was going to bat at No. 9, then he should have batted at No. 7,” Sunil Gavaskar said on Sony Sports Network.
“Axar thought that maybe Rohit Sharma won’t bat, and therefore he played that shot. At that stage, there was no need to play that shot. Axar was batting so well, he was picking the ball well, and had he continues, you never know, the outcome could have been different,” Sunil Gavaskar added.
Despite his fight, India went on to lose the game by a close margin of 5 runs. Bangladesh won the series by 2-0. The third and final ODI will kick off on December 10, Saturday at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.