IND vs SL: Rohit Sharma began his Test captaincy career to a scintillating start. Under his leadership, Team India made giant strides as far as the overall performance is concerned.
Team India are now looking like a different team altogether. They have piled up 14 victories on the trot ever since Rohit took charge as the full-time captain. The recently-concluded Test series ended in favour of Team India.
The hosts won the first Test match by an innings and 222 runs. With that, they took the first lead in the series. After that, they pulled off yet another masterclass in the second Test at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
India won the game by an innings and 238 runs and deservedly won the series by 2-0. At the same, they inflicted a whitewash on the Lankan’s. Moreover, they moved to the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings with 116 points.
The pink-ball Test turned out to be a little more competitive as far as the first innings is concerned. Sri Lankan bowlers who were clueless in their approach in the first Test bowled really well in the pink ball Test to keep the Indians in check.
Sri Lanka restricted India to 252 in the first innings. However, India retaliated back by bundling out the visitors for a mere 108. The hosts declared the innings after they stretched the total to 303/9.
IND vs SL: Rohit Sharma teases umpire by nearly taking a DRS
Sri Lanka ended up scoring 208 and eventually lost the game by a huge margin. However, during the second Test match, Rohit Sharma caught everyone’s attention with his antics on the field.
The Indian skipper teased the on-field umpire by nearly going for the DRS call. The video clip of Rohit teasing the umpire with his call has gone viral on social media.
Watch the video below:
The incident happened during the penultimate ball of the 25th over when Rohit was seen teasing the umpire by almost taking a call. It all started when Ravindra Jadeja bowled a quick delivery to Dhanjaya de Silva.
Meanwhile, his quick ball beat the outside edge of Dhanajaya’s bat. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma almost took a DRS call.
“It’s been a good run, enjoyed it personally and as a team, there were so many things we wanted to achieve and I think we did,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation after India’s huge win.
“It’s been challenging (on D/N Tests at home), third Test and we’re still learning about how to handle (the conditions). The crowd coming back and celebrating with us has been so pleasing,” Rohit added.