Stump mic catches Rohit Sharma abusing Cheteshwar Pujara, reminds Ben Stokes of Virat Kohli
Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma (R) looks on as Cheteshwar Pujara (L) raises his bat after scoring 50 runs during the fourth day's play of the first Test match between India and South Africa at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on October 5, 2019. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)
India batsman Rohit Sharma, who opened the innings for the first time in Test cricket, has silenced his critics with back-to-back centuries in the first Test match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.
However, there was a moment in the match the classy right-hander won’t be proud of.
It all happened in the 26th over of the third innings when Rohit was on the strike with Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end. Rohit called Pujara for a single, but was sent back by the latter. When making way to the crease, Rohit, distraught on missing out on what he thought was a run, apparently used a Hindi expletive to express his feelings to Pujara. All of which was caught on the stump mic and the clip went viral in no time.
The clip also caught the eye of England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who himself had tweeted about the expletive, which happens to rhyme with his name, in June when people tweeted images of Virat Kohli using the word and joking that it was Stokes’ name that he was invoking.
“This time it’s Rohit not Virat….if you know you know,” tweeted Stokes.
This time it’s Rohit not Virat….if you know you know
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) October 5, 2019
(With inputs from IANS)