Angry Fans Slammed Rohit Sharma For “Stopping” Ravindra Jadeja’s 200

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The decision of Rohit Sharma to bat first in the ongoing Mohali Test against Sri Lanka was justified by the Indian batters as they posted a huge total on the scoreboard and took the steering wheel in their hands.

While all the eyes were on Virat Kohli, who is playing his 100th Test match, and on Rohit Sharma, who is playing his 1st Test match as the captain, but it was India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who turned out to be the star of the game.

Jadeja, who walked out to bat at number 7 position, brought up his century just prior to Lunch on Day 2. This was Jadeja’s second Test century in the longest format of the game. Post Lunch, the star all-rounder continued with his batting onslaught as he smashed the Sri Lankan bowlers all around the ground. In no time, he reached the 150 mark. He formed a crucial partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin, who scored 61 runs before being dismissed.


Though the Indian cricket team was already 8 wickets down, but Jadeja didn’t let the pressure get to his head. Jadeja continued to smash the Sri Lankan bowlers to the boundary ropes, however, the Indian captain Rohit Sharma decided to declare the innings with Jadeja stranded on 175 runs.

Meanwhile, the incident made everyone remember the infamous declaration by Rahul Dravid in 2004 that eventually denied Sachin Tendulkar a double century. Rahul Dravid, who was the stand-in captain of Team India against Pakistan in Multan had declared the innings when Sachin was batting on 194 runs and Dravid’s decision had brought a lot of criticism on his way.

Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati to this:

Record Broken: Though, Jadeja missed out on his double century, he surpassed Kapil Dev‘s record to become the highest scorer for India while batting at No 7.

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