India has thrashed Bangladesh by 6 wickets as the men in blue registered their first victory in the tournament. After Bangladesh set a modest target of 140, India reached the target swiftly riding on a half-century by Shikhar Dhawan.
The low string of scores continues to haunt Rohit Sharma as the captain of India on this tour of Sri Lanka fell cheaply yet again. Rohit Sharma has been in a real patchy form ever since the tour of South Africa and since then his struggle to score continues.
ROHIT SHARMA’S STRUGGLE WITH THE BAT CONTINUES
After a duck in the first game of the ongoing T20 tri-series which India lost to Sri Lanka, today India took own Bangladesh in the second game of the Nidahas Trophy. Having batted first, Bangladesh had given India a very modest target of 140 and Rohit Sharma had all the time in the world to get his form back but he departed for just 17. Rohit Sharma made 17 from 13 balls before getting played on.
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Indian bowlers besides a few uncalled extras were right on the money and tamed the Bangladesh batsmen pretty well and picked up wickets at regular intervals.
In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has been appointed as India’s captain for this tri-series but he has not been leading from the front in the manner the team wants him to. Rohit Sharma has been consistently scoring low and has been falling cheaply inning after inning. His struggle was no different today as well against Bangladesh as after a few good looking shots he returned to the pavilion.
ANOTHER FAILURE FOR RISHABH PANT
Today Rishabh Pant was promoted up the order but he failed to create an impact yet again. Rishabh Pant got out for just 7 and missed out on yet another great opportunity to make his mark in international cricket.
SHIKHAR DHAWAN THE HERO YET AGAIN
Shikhar Dhawan’s brilliant knock of 55 runs supported by Suresh Raina’s 28 and Manish Panday’s unbeaten 27 saw India win by 6 wickets. This comes as a pleasant victory after having lost the first game to Sri Lanka.
TWITTER ERUPTED IN JOY AFTER WIN BUT TROLLED ROHIT SHARMA AND PANT
As India won their first game in the tournament after defeating Bangladesh by 6 wickets, Twitter is erupting in joy. It was a clinical performance by team India and they have opened their winning account in the tournament. Twitter also trolled Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant for their poor performances.
Here Are The Twitter Reactions
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 8, 2018
Manish Pandey got limited opportunities with limited balls to play and every inning he delivered. Remember Rohit Sharma failed in all of those. New series no chances for guessing as who will be dropped! #INDvBAN #NidahasTrophy
— Viveka Shenoy (@vivekashenoy) March 8, 2018
Bangladeshis are unable to find boundaries today. Usually, they find them, cross them and make Aadhar cards too. #INDvBAN
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 8, 2018
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) March 8, 2018
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2018
— NITISH (@nitish_028) March 8, 2018
Rohit Sharma got out earlier to give newbies chance to establish. In the process, he may lose his batting slot to them. But then that is selfless cricket. Sacrifice made to nurture future generation of cricketers. #Legend
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 8, 2018