Contrary to India’s expectations to start the Nidahas Trophy on a winning note, Sri Lanka came up as a bitter surprise for Rohit Sharma and his men. Sri Lanka defeated India by 5 wickets in the first game of the tournament and team India which was being termed as the favorite to win the tournament was left dejected.
Sri Lanka ended up winning by 5 wickets after India posted a moderate total of 174 batting first. India’s batting was a tale of failures besides a great knock of 90 runs by Shikhar Dhawan. While skipper Rohit Sharma went for a duck in the first over itself, Suresh Raina scored just 1. Then the slow inning of Rishabh Pant saw India falling short of the total they would have fancied.
The match ended in the 19th over only as the hosts swiftly chased the target. India bowlers went for ample runs and they made sure that the Sri Lankans feel no pressure whatsoever in chasing down this total.
Shardul Thakur was the most expensive of all Indian bowlers and conceded 42 from just 3.3 overs while Jaydev Unadakat went for 35 from his 3 overs. It was a sheer mess of a bowling performance by India in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 2 wickets each and held things back a little but that did not prove out to be enough to curtail Sri Lanka.
TWITTER TROLLED TEAM INDIA AND THE PLAYERS SAVAGELY
After India lost out in the first game to the hosts, Twitter was at its sarcastic best and Twitter trolled team India, skipper Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant in a hilarious manner ever.
HERE ARE THE BEST OF ALL TROLLS AND GIFs
Meanwhile Rohit Sharma pic.twitter.com/qiibT8fwo5
— RITIK (@RitikRai619) March 6, 2018
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— RS (@AwaraRish) March 6, 2018
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Bat one #RishabhPant in International cricket
— siju.krishnankutty (@iam_cju) March 6, 2018
Pic1 Rishabh Pant in domestic cricket.
— _chetan_ (@trust_my_lies) March 6, 2018