Team India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma is known for funny on-field one-liners caught on the stump mic. This time around Rohit was heard slamming the umpires during the 1st T20I against West Indies at Eden Gardens.
The incident took place in the 8th over of the West Indies innings, when debutant Ravi Bishnoi came to bowl. On the fifth delivery of the over, Roston Chase stepped down the wicket but Bishnoi bowled towards the leg side and the ball took the feather of the Roston’s pads and Rishabh Pant went for the appeal straightaway.
However, the umpire ruled the appeal out and declared the delivery a wide ball. Rohit Sharma seemed extremely unhappy with the decision and said to the umpire, “Wide Kya De Raha Hai Isko?”
The leg umpire, later on, referred the third umpire for a stumping appeal on the same delivery and it was found that the ball had clipped Roston’s pads. The umpire had to reverse his decision.
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Speaking of the game, the West Indians did get off to a pretty good start in the powerplay with Kyle Mayers cutting loose, but their strategy to promote Roston Chase, Rovamn Powell and Akeal Hosein over Kieron Pollard backfired.
The Indian leg-spin duo were really good in the middle overs, with Ravi Bishnoi, in particular, impressing big time on his debut, fizzing the ball through and bamboozling most batsmen. He returned with 2/17 in his four overs.
Nicholas Pooran took a bit of time to get going, but then struck a few big ones at the death to compensate for lost time as West Indies managed 157 runs in their 20 overs.