Indian skipper Rohit Sharma dislocated his elbow, but, put it back in time himself during the second ODI against England. The incident took place during the first innings on Thursday, July 14 at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London. India managed to bowl England out for 246 runs but failed to chase down the target. The hosts secured a huge win of 100 runs, to equal the three-match ODI series 1-1.
During the first innings, Liam Livingstone played a powerful drive off Ravindra Jadeja. Rohit Sharma who was standing at extra cover stopped the ball. In the process, he dislocated his elbow. He appeared to have hurt himself, but, the Indian skipper was quick to put his elbow back in place himself.
Sanjay Manjrekar who was in the commentary box noticed Rohit Sharma’s actions and told the viewers that the cricketer has dislocated his elbow. The incident of the video went viral on social media. The fans were left amazed with Rohit Sharma popping back his elbow in place without the help of the physio.
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Earlier, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma opted to bowl first after winning the toss. They pushed England on the back foot with early wickets in the innings. However, the hosts staged a comeback in the innings on the back of solid lower-middle-order performances. They put on 246 runs on the board before getting bowled out.
In reply, England pacer Reece Topley took six for 24 to break the back of India’s batting attack. The visitors were bowled out for a paltry 146 runs in around 39 overs. Reece Topley was the Player of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance in the second innings.
Have to ensure that one of the top-order guys bats long: Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma blamed the poor batting performance for the loss in the second ODI against England. He expressed that one batter from the top-order needs to ensure to bat through the innings. Speaking at the post-match-press conference Rohit Sharma said,
“Playing against a team like that, you need to get your five best bowlers and allrounder. Leaves a long tail. So have to ensure as a top-order, one of the guys bats long. Going to be an exciting one (in Manchester). Have to look at what we need to do better. Have to look at the conditions there and adapt.”
The third and final ODI between India and England will take place on July 17 at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.