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Asia Cup 2022: “Upgraded Sanju Samson” – Fans Criticize Rohit Sharma As He Fails To Get A Big Score Against Hong Kong

Rohit Sharma dismissal
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The Asia Cup 2022 match between India and Hong Kong got underway on Wednesday, August 31 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Hong Kong won the toss and opted to bowl first. Team India skipper Rohit Sharma got his team to a steady start. However, he once again failed to convert his performance into a big score.

Rohit Sharma opened the innings with KL Rahul for India. The duo started off cautiously as the wicket was offering some help to the bowlers. Rohit Sharma tried to take the initiative and go aggressive. He slammed a six against Haroon Arshad in the third over to accelerate the innings. Rohit also smashed a couple of boundaries during his stay at the crease.

However, the right-handed batter could not carry on as he was dismissed for 21 runs by Ayush Shukla. The Hong Kong bowler bowled a slower off-cutter, Rohit tried to swing at it but miscued the ball. It took the top edge before going towards mid-on, who completed a forward-diving catch.

The Team India skipper has not been in the best of forms this year. He failed to make much of an impact in the Indian Premier League 2022 season. Rohit Sharma’s stats in 2022 T20Is have also been worrisome. He averages 23.07 in fifteen matches, with a strike rate of 135.71, including a fifty to his name.

Rohit Sharma’s dismissal against Hong Kong led to a lot of criticism from the fans. They pointed out his inability to convert starts into big scores this year. Meanwhile, some fans also blamed KL Rahul’s batting approach for Rohit Sharma’s dismissal.

Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to Rohit Sharma’s dismissal:

KL Rahul again fails to make an impact

Indian opener KL Rahul has again failed to make an impact in the 2022 Asia Cup. He was dismissed for 36 runs off 39 deliveries, at a strike rate of 92.31. Rahul was dismissed for a golden duck in the opening match against Pakistan on Sunday. With the T20 World Cup 2022 around the corner, his form can be a cause of concern for India.

Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav joined Virat Kohli at the crease after KL Rahul’s dismissal. India is 94 for the loss of two wickets in thirteen overs.

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