'Rohit Sharma is finished' - India captain torn to shreds for failure vs Afghanistan in T20 World Cup 2024

Published - 20 Jun 2024, 08:44 PM | Updated - 20 Jun 2024, 08:46 PM

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Rohit Sharma's dismal campaign in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 continued as he failed to get going in the ongoing game against Afghanistan in Barbados.

Team India are drawn in Group 1 for the Super 8s stage of the tournament. The other three teams in the group are Afghanistan, Australia and Bangladesh. The onus was on captain Rohit Sharma to lead from the front and give the team a good start in the crucial game but he failed to live up to the expectations and flopped with the bat for the third game in a row.

The right-handed batsman had started his campaign on a good note by scoring a match-winning fifty against Ireland. However, he has not been able to impress with the bat since then. In the second game against Pakistan, Rohit Sharma was out for only 13 runs before being dismissed for 3 against USA.

Fortunately for India, the captain's failure did not cost them big as they went on to win against Pakistan and USA to book their place in the Super 8s. After the two failures, all eyes were on Rohit Sharma for the ongoing game after he won the toss and opted to bat first. However, he could not justify the decision and was out for a single-digit score.

The India opener scored 8 runs off 13 balls and was dismissed by left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi in the third over. With Rohit Sharma failing to impress with the bat again, the fans were quick to slam him. 

Here are some of the reactions to Rohit Sharma's poor outing against Afghanistan:

 

Talking about the game, India were on 47 for 1 in the sixth over at the time of writing this report. Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli were batting in the middle for India. Both the batters have got the start and the Indian team will be hoping that they go on to convert their starts into big scores.

Pant has looked in good form in the World Cup and will be looking to score big. On the other hand, Kohli will be looking to make amends after his terrible performance in the group stage where he managed to score only 5 runs in 3 innings.

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