Indian skipper Rohit Sharma saluted fast bowler, Deepak Chahar after the latter smashes a massive 95-m six in the final over of India’s innings in the third T20I against New Zealand.
Chahar came in after the fall of Harshal Patel, who went out hit-wicket to become only the second Indian to get out in that fashion in T20Is. In the final over, Chahar took on pacer Adam Milne and smashed 19 runs to give the Men in Blue the momentum heading into the break.
In the big final over, Chahar hit a slower ball of Milne over long on for a huge maximum. Rohit, who was sitting in the dressing room, saluted the 29-year-old’s effortless six. The boundary also evoked a huge roar from the crowd that was slowly losing its voice after a flurry of Indian wickets.
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Earlier, Rohit continued his great form and built a 69-run stand with his new partner, Ishan Kishan. They smashed the Kiwi bowlers in the powerplay before stand-in captain, Mitchell Santner, bowled a two-wicket over which changed the course of the innings.
Runs started coming at a trickle in the middle overs but Rohit kept going, getting his 30th career fifty in T20Is. Some late fireworks from bowlers, Harshal Patel and Chahar took India past the 180-run mark and set a competitive total.