Watch: Nathan Coulter-Nile's Juggling Effort Ends Rohit Sharma's Romance With Eden Gardens

Rohit Sharma‘s love affair with the Eden Gardens did not last long in the ongoing second One-Day International against Australia. The right-handed batsman, who had played the historic knock of 264 against Sri Lanka in the very same ground, began cautiously and even played a beautiful cover drive before returning to the pavilion. However, his innings came to an early end after he mistimed his drive.

The in-form opener, who had also failed to score big in the series-opener at Chennai, was batting on 7 off 13 when Nathan Coulter-Nile came to bowl the sixth over. The Australia pacer, who had rocked India’s top-order in the last game, bowled a full delivery, inviting Rohit for the drive. However, the India opener was perhaps a bit late for the shot and as a result, the ball, after being hit by the toe-end, ballooned towards Coulter-Nile. The bowler, meanwhile, still had to do a lot to convert the chance into a wicket as he popped it on the first attempt.

But on the second attempt, ┬áhe regained his composure and reacted well to pouch the ball and end Rohit’s romance with the Eden Gardens.

Here is the clip of that dismissal:



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