Rohit Sharma is one of the few Indian players who manages to keep his emotions under control on the field. At times, the Indian vice-captain is also known as MS Dhoni’s best brother when it comes to staying calm on the field. However, the third ODI between India and Australia was one of the rare of an occasion when he lost his cool and expressed outrageously after on-field umpire’s call was overturned by the third umpire. It can be predicted that it was more to do with India’s precarious situation than anything else.
The incident occurred in the fifth over when Pat Cummins trapped Rohit in front of the wicket. Rohit was looking plumb but the on-field umpire went against the bowler. However, Cummins was convinced he had his man and he immediately persuaded skipper Aaron Finch to review the decision.
The replays soon showed that Cummins was right as HawkEye showed Three Reds and the on-field umpire had to overturn his decision. Rohit, on the other end, was convinced he had edged the ball and was not even looking at the giant screen as he used the time to take some drink. Perhaps that was the reason he was left dumbstruck when the on-field raised his finger. A livid Rohit then could not stop himself from openly venting his frustration as he headed towards the dressing room full of anger.
Rohit, in fact, was looking dramatic even in the dressing room as he expressed his displeasure over the dismissal. The opening batsman once again failed to deliver, scoring just 14. In the previous two ODIs of the series, he had scored 0 and 37.
Rohit Sharma will look to get his batting stats right ahead of the forthcoming World Cup and come strong in the next game which will be played at Mohali on March 10.
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