Asia Cup 2018- Match 5 India vs Pakistan-Rohit Sharma Smashes a Towering Six of Usman Khan
“The Hitman of India” Rohit Sharma is one of the finest limited overs batsmen in the world and there is certainly no doubt about that. Though he hasn’t been able to replicate his success in the longest format of the game, Rohit Sharma is an undisputed champion when it comes to batting in limited overs cricket. Ever since being elevated as the opener of the national team since the 2013 Champions Trophy, Rohit has gone from strength to strength as a batsman. He has made himself one of the big-ticket players in the shorter formats of the game.
Rohit Sharma smashed the shot of the match
In the all-important clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018, Rohit Sharma started off quite brilliantly with some exceptional shots. However, the shot of the match came in the 8th over of Usman Khan as he smashed the left-arm pacer for a huge six in the 8th over of India’s innings. It was indeed a great shot and will definitely go down as one of the finest hits in the tournament.
It was a trademark front foot pull which went sailing over the stands for a 96 m six. India hasn’t lost a wicket till now as they are chasing a target of 163 runs. Earlier in the day it was a great bowling effort by India to restrict Pakistan to a paltry score in the end. It was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who started of brilliantly with two quick wickets.
The Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq gave away their wickets cheaply with the score reading 3/2. From there on it was a good partnership between Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam which got Pakistan back on track. However, it was some good bowling by Kedar Jadhav in the middle overs which turned the match on it’s head.
They kept losing wickets on a regular basis and eventually were skittled out for 163 runs. The pick of the bowlers was Bhuveshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav who bagged three wickets each. India started off quite brilliantly and Rohit was dismissed after scoring 52 of 39 deliveries.