Virender Sehwag And Others Went Berserk After Virat Kohli Opened The Innings With Rohit Sharma: The Indian cricket team is currently locking its horns with England in the series-deciding fifth and final T20I at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both the teams are currently leveled at 2-2 in the ongoing five-match t20I series.
However, before the game kickstarted, the Indian skipper left everyone surprised at the toss. Virat, who is usually seen batting at the number three position, decided to open the innings on Saturday along with regular opener Rohit Sharma.
“Wanted to bring in good balance with bat and ball. I will be moving up the order and SuryaKumar is that X factor player in our team and we want to give him as many games as possible. KL Rahul misses out and Natarajan comes in for him,” Kohli said after the toss.
Rohit and Virat 😍😍😍
Rip who said there is Rift between them 😷😷 pic.twitter.com/5P6TtVCZXX
— Shri (@middlestump45) March 20, 2021
Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli walked-in with all-guns-blazing and took the game with a storm to give a solid start to team India. Though, this isn’t the first time Virat is opening for the team. Earlier he has opened for RCB in IPL on several occasions.
The stunning duo provided the hosts with a solid start. While Kohli is still playing, Rohit was dismissed after he crossed the half-century. Rohit scored 64 runs off 34 balls, before he was dismissed by Ben Stokes. His powerful knock was laced by 4 fours and 5 stunning sixes.
Meanwhile, fans and the cricket fraternity on social media went berserk as it was a sight to behold. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to their Twitter to laud the iconic opening duo. There were many, including legendary Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag, who came up with hilarious memes while reacting to the same.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 20, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 20, 2021
Not surprised that India have chosen to play an extra bowler. Five is always a risk. Acknowledgement that the team is confident of Shardul and Washington at 7/8. But all eyes on Rohit and Virat. How's that for an opening combo!!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 20, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 20, 2021
Rohit and Virat opening together!! Floodgates should open any moment now…#INDvENG
— ASR (@ashes_roy) March 20, 2021
— faiyaz pirani 🔥 (@PiraniFaiyaz) March 20, 2021
— piyush Thakare (@piyush_Thakare1) March 20, 2021
Virat celebrating Rohit's six :') damn what scenes ❤️😍😭
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) March 20, 2021
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) March 20, 2021