Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli put on a stellar show in the first batting powerplay of the 5th T20I against England at Ahmedabad. The two great Indian batsmen opened together for the first-ever time in T20I cricket. From the very first over both Rohit and Kohli meant business and dominated the England bowlers. In particular, Rohit Sharma just toyed with the bowling and made a mockery of the boundary ropes.
Twitter was buzzing as the two great Indian batsmen were entertaining everyone with their wide array of strokes. The popular micro-blogging site unanimously lauded the duo of Rohit and Kohli as they stitched together a 94 runs opening partnership. The Indian captain Virat Kohli played second fiddle as Rohit Sharma was at his best today and was hitting boundaries at will.
Twitter Goes Mad As Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli Run Riot
Twitter expectedly showered praises on the duo as they gave India a rollicking start in the series decider. Rohit Sharma who failed in the previous two T20Is looked determined to score tonight. He did exactly that and played an outrageous knock of 64 runs in mere 34 deliveries including 4 boundaries and 5 sixes. Once Rohit departed Kohli went into overdrive and brought up his 28th T20I half-century in mere 35 balls.
India is currently 181 for 2 after 17 overs as Kohli and Hardik Pandya are at the crease for India. Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter went mad during the special opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 20, 2021
Rohit Sharma's pull? Or Virat Kohli's hook. Seen the best of both this evening
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 20, 2021
Rohit Sharma – Virat Kohli added 94 runs from just 8 overs – best opening partnership in this series – It was just a show from Hitman. pic.twitter.com/fXNp9NelNo
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 20, 2021
— Mehindro Sengh Dhuni (@Mehi_the_gawd) March 20, 2021
The way these two played today..pure masterclass🔥💙
Just sit and enjoy their batting rather than hating and trolling them.
U are lucky to watch them Play together 💁🏼♂️#RohitSharma #ViratKohli #BCCI #INDvENG @ImRo45 @imVkohli @mipaltan @RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/PLxlpFn46i
— TheCricketGuy/MI💙 (@Ayush_Khedkar45) March 20, 2021