Fans Hail Hitman's Fireworks As B'desh Face Cyclone Rohit In Rajkot
India's stand-in skipper for the T20 series against Bangladesh Rohit Sharma went all guns blazing against the Tigers to help India level the three-match series in the second T20 at Rajkot. Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant off 85 off 43 balls which included six fours and six sixes. Sharma's pyrotechnics helped India win the match with 26 balls to spare and also helped him bag the Man of the Match award. As the skipper helped India cruise to victory, netizens hailed Sharma for his blitz with some amazing reactions.
Twitter hails Rohit Sharma
Bangladesh cricketers right now.. :— RITESH ABHISHEK (@RITESHABHISHEK4) November 7, 2019
RO(hit) ne bahut zor zor se (ro)HIT kiya (hit)MAN.. .!!! 🤣🤣
Excellent knock from the captain.. !! #RohitSharma#INDvBAN#Hitman
Bangladesh Is Facing Cyclone In Rajkot Named As Rohit Sharma 🔥 #INDvBAN#IndvsBan#RohitSharmapic.twitter.com/Gd4XrTe6Ry— omprakash dhaka (@opdhaka007) November 7, 2019
No one can hit the ball like #Hitman.. What a destructive inning 🔥🔥..— Neeraj Dubey (@iamNeerajDubey) November 7, 2019
Its like a therapy for cricket lovers #RohitSharma@ImRo45pic.twitter.com/wFY9NlCymm
This is sublime batting from Rohit Sharma. Easy elegance!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 7, 2019
Enjoy @ImRo45 's 6 Glorious sixes of today's match 🥳#RohitSharma#INDvBANpic.twitter.com/6aTgZKY1ET— Prateeeek (@ShortArmPull_) November 7, 2019
Rohit Sharma guides India to victory
With a target of 153 set, India looked determined to level the series 1-1 in the second T20. India got off to a blazing start as the opening pair accounted for 63 runs in the powerplay itself. Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma notched up his half-century off just 23 balls, which was also the second-fastest half-century of his career. Dhawan who had a rather quiet day at office watched the skipper smash Bangladesh all over the ground from the other end as both of them breached another 100 partnership for the fourth time. The 10th over, saw Sharma wreak havoc upon Bangladesh as he hit Mosaddek Hossain for three consecutive sixes. However, in the very next over he lost his companion at the crease, as Aminul Islam scalped Dhawan's wicket. Aminul also went on to pick Sharma's wicket in his very next over depriving him of his century.
An innings of missed opportunities
Bangladesh got off to a brilliant start with Liton Das and Naim powering their side to 59 runs in just 7 overs. However, Bangladesh were lucky enough as Rishabh Pant's stumping of Liton Das was ruled Not Out by the TV umpire. Das was granted another lifeline in 7th over by skipper Rohit Sharma before succumbing to a run out in the next over itself. Washington Sundar fetched India the second wicket as Mohammad Naim, who looked well in form, was caught out on the third delivery of Sundar's last over.
Bangladesh's star in the first T20, Mushfiqur Rahim, unfortunately, could not shine in the second match as Yuzvendra Chahal picked his wicket in 13th over of the game. The same over also saw Rishabh Pant uproot the bails as he stumped Soumya Sarkar way out of the crease off Chahal's last delivery.