Rohit Sharma, on Tuesday, once again showed why is he loved and respected so much by his Mumbai Indians teammates. After his horrible mix-up with Suryakumar Yadav in the final against Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians captain had stated that he should have sacrificed his wicket for his in-form teammate.
The incident had taken place in the 11th over of the match when Rohit Sharma played a Ravichandran Ashwin towards mid-off and set off for a quick single straightaway. Suryakumar Yadav, however, was not at all willing to take the tight run but eventually decided to sacrifice his wicket after seeing his captain standing right beside him at the non-striker’s end.
Watch: Suryakumar Yadav Sacrifices His Wicket Following A Miscommunication Between The Wickets With Rohit Sharma
Luckily for Mumbai Indians, the unfortunate run-out didn’t hurt them much as they went on to win the game to clinch their fifth IPL title. And after the game ended, Rohit Sharma stated that he should have sacrificed his wicket for his teammate.
“We made sure Ishan and Surya had confidence – just have to let Ishan loose, and Surya is a more matured player. The kind of form he was in, I should have sacrificed my wicket for Surya. But throughout the tournament he has played some incredible shots,” said Rohit Sharma.
Suryakumar Yadav’s reply:
Suryakumar Yadav, on Wednesday, took to Instagram to post a brilliant message for his IPL captain following his words on the run-out incident. Sharing a picture of the run-out shared by Mumbai Indians in which the franchise hailed him as selfless for sacrificing his wicket, the right-handed batsman wrote:
“Can sacrifice my wkt for him Any day.”
Rohit Sharma, nonetheless, went on to play a fine knock of 68 as Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets to retain their title. Chasing 157, the Mumbai-based outfit chased down the total with eight balls remaining.
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