Twitterati React After Rohit Sharma Shadow Bats In Front Of Steve Smith: It was a couple of days ago when Australian batsman Steve Smith had stirred a controversy after a video of him shadow batting went viral on social media. In no time he was labelled as a ‘cheater’ for scuffing the pitch and removing Rishabh Pant’s guard marks from the pitch.
On Monday, star Indian batsman Rohit did a Steve Smith by shadow batting (minus scuffing the pitch) during Australia’s second innings. However, what’s more interesting is the fact that Steve Smith watched quietly from the side of the pitch as Rohit came in front of the stumps and practiced a front-foot shot and walked towards the other end.
Here, watch the video:
— simon hughes (@theanalyst) January 18, 2021
The incident involving Rohit went viral in no time and has caused quite an uproar on social media. It would be interesting to see whether Rohit was actually shadow batting or was just involved in a banter with Steve Smith.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with reactions from the fans on this. While there were many who slammed Rohit and the Indian fans, on the other hand, there were several fans who saw the fun side of the incident and trolled Steve Smith on this.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Rohit Sharma shadow batting on the crease during the Australian batting innings. Where's the uproar now about HIM being a cheater and banning him like people did against Steve Smith? #AUSvIND
— Daniel Mc (@pup218) January 18, 2021
— The Red cherry ? (@Redcherrytweets) January 18, 2021
I presume the same overreactions are being prepared for what Rohit Sharma was just shown to be doing?
— Brett McKay (@BMcSport) January 18, 2021
Where r the crybabies now? Resting? Have a look, Rohit Sharma has become quirky too.
— Livek Dharma (@livek002) January 18, 2021
— Dr Khushboo ? (@khushbookadri) January 18, 2021
— Neeraj Anchan?? (@anchanneeraj) January 18, 2021
Rohit Sharma you shadow batting legend!!!! #AusVind
— Murali End ?? (@MuraliEnd) January 18, 2021
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) January 18, 2021
There were many who even slammed Sanjay Manjrekar and others for comparing both the incidents. Fans weren’t happy with the comparison and even took potshots at the commentators.
Here, check out the reactions of twitterati:
Hey @gilly381 the difference between the Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma examples were 1) Steve Smith didn’t have to bat again on that wicket 2) Sharma didn’t scuff the crease. It was literally a 2 second shadow shot. 3) Steve Smith isn’t left handed #AUSvsIND
— Humblebraggard (@WorimiFella) January 18, 2021
.@sanjaymanjrekar How on earth is Rohit Sharma doing the same thing by shadow batting on the pitch vs. Steve Smith scuffing the batsman's guard?
Are you keen on getting popular with Australians and sell your country men out? #indvsaus2020
— Gaurav Chattur (@chatturg) January 18, 2021
— Ankit Agrawal (@Ankit7Agrawal) January 18, 2021
Talking about the game, the riveting fourth Test match between India and Australia is underway in Brisbane, with the Australian cricket team currently on 243/7 at the time of writing this piece.