After Rohit Sharma got run out in the first T20I against Afghanistan, with Shubman Gill apparently making a mistake by not responding to Rohit’s call, fans remembered how Suryakumar Yadav selflessly had sacrificed his wicket for his Mumbai Indians captain in the IPL 2020 final.
Fans of Rohit Sharma were upset with Gill after the India captain was run-out in Mohali as both the openers were stranded at the non-striker’s end. Many suggested it was Gill’s mistake to not respond to the call of a quick single from Rohit, who would be running at the danger end after hitting a ball to the mid-off fielder. Gill was ball-watching and by the time the fielder threw the ball to the wicket-keeper, both Rohit and Gill were at the non-striker’s end.
Gill didn’t, though, sacrifice his wicket for his captain as he got back into his crease before Rohit could. The India skipper was angry and fumed at Gill as he started to walk back to the dressing room.
This infuriated the fans of Rohit Sharma who pulled out a video footage from the IPL 2020 final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, in which Rohit and Suryakumar, too, got into a similar confusion, but SKY walked past Rohit and got himself run-out to preserve his captain’s wicket. Rohit, too, was distraught with Suryakumar Yadav getting run-out and sat on his haunched seething.
Watch: When Suryakumar Yadav selflessly gets run-out to preserve the wicket of Rohit Sharma
Surya lost his wicket for Captain Rohit Sharma while Youngster Shubman Gill did not. 👀
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Meanwhile, Gill was dropped from the second T20I as Virat Kohli, who missed the first T20I due to personal reasons, and Yashasvi Jaiswal, who missed the Mohali game because of a sore groin, returned. Jaiswal slammed a brilliant half-century, and so did Shivam Dube as India climbed down the target of 173 with 6 wickets in hand and 26 balls to spare.
Rohit Sharma, however, got out for a duck, for the second game in a row.