Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are two of the best batsmen around the world. Together they have served fans with entertainment and several match-winning performances over the last many years.
Today, as team India is locking its horns with the England cricket team in the ongoing series-deciding fifth and final T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, both the cricketers decided to surprise everyone as they walked out to open the innings for India.
The captain and vice-captain gave team India a flying start as they took the England bowlers to cleaners from the first ball itself. Both the batsmen led India to 60 runs by the end of the powerplay, setting team India for a huge score in the 5th T20I.
Rohit and Virat ???
Rip who said there is Rift between them ?? pic.twitter.com/5P6TtVCZXX
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While their partnership was filled with some stunning shots and amazing moments, there was one particular moment that stole the show and also the hearts of the fans. The moment took place in the last over of the powerplay, with Eoin Morgan throwing the ball to chief nemesis Mark Wood.
On the second delivery, Virat Kohli smashed one into the stands in the deep square region for his first six of the game. The crowd went berserk, the skipper was pumped up and soon he exchanged strike with Rohit Sharma, who soon got into the act. The vice-captain picked up the length delivery and smashed it into the same region. And what came next was the priceless reaction from the Indian skipper.
Here, watch the video:
Here, check out Virat’s reaction:
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Meanwhile, talking about their performances, while Virat Kohli played in the defensive mode, Rohit smashed the bowlers all around the ground in an attacking style.
Rohit scored 64 runs off just 34 balls before he was dismissed by Ben Stokes. His powerful knock was laced by 4 fours and 5 stunning sixes. On the other hand, Virat scored 80 runs off 50 balls, smashing 7 fours and 2 sixes.