Watch: Furious Rohit Sharma Abuses Third Umpire For His Mistake
Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the very front as India dismantled Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the second T20I to draw level in the three-match series. He celebrated his 100th T20I appearance with a blistering 85 off 43 balls as India comfortably chased down 154.
After being asked to bat first, Bangladesh were off to a good start. Liton Das (29 off 21) and Mohammad Naim (36 off 31) shared an opening stand of 60 before Soumya Sarkar made sure to keep the scoreboard ticking at a healthy rate. However, the innings turned when Yuzvendra Chahal struck twice in the 13th over to dismiss Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah then scored 30 from 21 to help his side put up a decent total. However, 153 for 6 turned out to be too less in the end as India chased it down inside 16 overs thanks to Rohit Sharma. The opener launched started playing the big shots right from the word go as he raced away to his fifty from just 23 balls.
In the tenth over of the innings, he hit offspinner Mosaddek Hossain for three successive sixes. Rohit Sharma eventually departed after scoring 85. He was all smiles in during the chase as well as after the match ended. However, the Mumbai star was at his animated best when Bangladesh were batting.
And during one phase of the game, he lost his cool and ended up abusing the third umpire. The incident took place in the 13th over when Rishabh Pant stumped Soumya Sarkar. It was an easy stumping for Pant but the players had to wait for the confirmation as the third umpire wanted to check whether the wicketkeeper caught the ball before it crossed the stumps.
Replays showed that nothing was wrong with the dismissal before the third umpire bizarrely pressed not-out. It was a mistake and the umpire soon changed it to out. However, Rohit Sharma was not at all impressed with the turn of events and ended up using some choices of Hindi abuses.
Here is a clip showing the India star losing his cool:
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