The International Cricket Council Twitter handle shared a combined video in which former Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma played an upper-cut for a six. Both the batsman played the shot on the backfoot over the third man region against Pakistan in a World Cup game.
Sachin Tendulkar played the famous shot against Shoaib Akhtar in the 2003 World Cup match. Sachin had scored a match-winning 98 runs – which is regarded as his best ODI innings. India was chasing a stiff target of 274 runs and Sachin Tendulkar’s knock is an innings of a lifetime.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma brought his best against Hassan Ali in India’s yesterday match against Pakistan at Manchester. Subsequently, ICC asked the fans to pick one who played the shot better. In fact, most of the fans went with Sachin Tendulkar’s uppercut.
Meanwhile, India cruised to a convincing win against arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs via Duck-Worth Lewis method. Rohit Sharma was the show-stopper for the Indian team as the vice-captain scored a fine knock of 140 from only 113 balls. The right-hander was at his best and played some delightful shots. The talisman batsman scored 14 fours and three sixes in his blistering knock.
India got off to a fine start as the Indian openers added a fine alliance of 136 runs. KL Rahul who got a chance to open in place of injured Shikhar Dhawan scored a good knock of 57 runs. Virat Kohli was also able to hit the ground running as the Indian captain scored his second fifty of the World Cup.
On the other hand, India came up with a collective performance to halt Pakistan innings at 212 runs in 40 overs. Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar scalped two wickets apiece.
India will play their next match against Afghanistan on 22nd June at Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Here is the video:
Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – who did it better? pic.twitter.com/M9k8z5lLQd
— ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019