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Asia Cup 2023: [WATCH] Virat Kohli Embraces Rohit Sharma For Spectacular Slip Catch Against Sri Lanka

Asia Cup 2023: [WATCH] Virat Kohli Embraces Rohit Sharma For Spectacular Slip Catch Against Sri Lanka

Team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, showcased his exceptional cricketing skills during the Super 4 match of the 2023 Asia Cup in Colombo.

The match took place on Tuesday, September 12th, and it witnessed a defining moment when Rohit Sharma, fielding in the slips, executed a breathtaking catch to dismiss the Sri Lankan skipper, Dasun Shanaka, who was heading back to the pavilion.

The context of this stunning catch was a challenging chase. India’s bowlers had already managed to put Sri Lanka in a precarious position, reducing them to 73/5 after just 19.2 overs.

Watch the Catch Here:


Shanaka, along with Dhananjaya de Silva, sought to stabilize the Sri Lankan innings with a modest partnership of 26 runs. Their resilience frustrated the Indian bowlers, who were eager for wickets. In this crucial phase of the game, it was the seasoned all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who turned the tide. In his second spell, Jadeja induced an edge from Dasun Shanaka off the very first ball he bowled.

What followed was a moment of sheer brilliance as Rohit Sharma, stationed at first slip, flung himself to his right to complete a remarkable catch. Notably, Rohit Sharma’s heroics weren’t limited to fielding. With the bat, he continued to excel in the Asia Cup, scoring his third consecutive half-century in the tournament.

In the match against Sri Lanka, Rohit contributed a valuable 53 runs off 48 balls. His aggressive approach in the powerplay provided India with the momentum they needed, while Shubman Gill played the anchor role. Rohit had previously set the stage on fire with a blazing half-century against Nepal and a quickfire 56 against Pakistan, both of which significantly benefited the Indian team.

After the intense match against Pakistan, which extended into a reserve day due to rain, Rohit took a moment to acknowledge the unsung heroes—the ground staff. He expressed deep gratitude for their relentless efforts in ensuring that the matches went ahead as scheduled. Rohit recognized that the groundsmen’s dedication and hard work were instrumental in allowing the players to showcase their skills on the field.

In his words, “We just wanted to get on the park, to get some game time. We’ve been talking about it. Lots of guys have had no game time. That could only happen due to the groundsmen, they’ve been onto it from the word go, it is really tough to cover the entire ground as quickly as they did and do it again the next day. We would like to thank them on behalf of the team. It’s not easy, we’ve seen them, ensure that the gamehappens for us, it was very much possible because of them.”

Rohit Sharma’s spectacular catch and his consistent performance with the bat exemplify his leadership and commitment to Team India’s success in the 2023 Asia Cup.

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