Rohit Sharma would have wanted to lead from the front in the Nidahas Trophy since he has been appointed as the skipper in the absence of Virat Kohli. He must have also been hopeful of bringing an end to the patchy form he had in South Africa but that was not to be.
ROHIT GONE FOR ANOTHER DUCK
The action kickstarted today as the first game of the tournament got going between India and Sri Lanka. Having lost the toss, India was asked to bat first and Rohit Sharma perished in the very first over.
The Nidahas Trophy is scheduled between 6th March and 18th March and India would look for a comfortable title win even in the absence of senior players. Senior players including Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested and Rohit Sharma would lead the side with a lot of young faces.
India was largely dependent on Rohit Sharma, their skipper to lead from the front just like Virat Kohli does but that was not to be.
TWITTER SLAMS ROHIT SHARMA
After Rohit continued his stint of low scores and perished for a duck yet again, Twitter slammed the Indian captain. He had the big shoes of Virat Kohli to fill and he terribly failed at it. Nothing seems to have gotten better for Rohit Sharma after the tour of South Africa as his struggle to score runs continues even in the subcontinent.
— Abhishek #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) March 6, 2018
— Amol Kambli (@kambliamol) March 6, 2018
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) March 6, 2018
— Amit K Saxena (@AmitKSaxena_) March 6, 2018
Rohit departs… And superb form continues #INDvSL
— D Will (@l_Dhaval) March 6, 2018
Breaking: Rohit Sharma shows his support to Rahul Gandhi after getting out on 0. #IndvsSL
— Divjas ਸਿੰਘ Sarna (@hukum_ka_ikkaa) March 6, 2018
For next match drop Rohit Sharma and make a room for KL Rahul! #IndvsSl
— Adarsh MP (@AdarshMP15) March 6, 2018
Rohit failed once again #IndvsSL
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— abhay (@Abhays03) March 6, 2018