Indian Cricket Team had won the toss and elected to bat first in the 1st ODI at Hyderabad. Skipper Rohit Sharma made 3 changes to their lineup as Shardul Thakur came back and replaced Umran Malik whereas Ishan Kishan & Suryakumar Yadav came in place of KL Rahul & Shreyas Iyer.
India had a pretty decent start in the power-play overs as they managed to score 52 runs for the loss of no wickets. Skipper Rohit Sharma was looking a bit scratchy as New Zealand captain Tom Latham applied short ball tactics. Shubman Gill, on the other hand, got his eye in and was playing cautiously.
At the end of 12 overs, India’s score was 60-1. The 13th over was given to the lanky Blair Tickner and on the 1st ball of the over, Rohit went for a huge six and then gave a catch to Daryl Mitchell at Mid on. Rohit Sharma got out on 34 runs in 38 balls where he struck 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Rohit would be utterly disappointed with his performance as once again he couldn’t convert his start into a big one. Due to this wicket, New Zealand would sense that they have got a chance in the match as there isn’t any significance on the pitch.
Twitter Reacts After Rohit Sharma’s Flop Show
I am also a human being, I also get hurt, angry, disappointed, and now I am really tired of this selfless avatar of Rohit Sharma as every tinpot player is scoring a century on these days. But my guy can't 💔 pic.twitter.com/kgcUFFsHAf
— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) January 18, 2023
Haha expected the result so I'm not disappointed anymore 😂
— 5 Time IPL Champs 🏆 (@ipl_time) January 18, 2023
He isn't even good like hardik still bcci picks him
— Orange_cat😺 (@No_Name4twt) January 18, 2023
One who scores 70,80,100s in t20i & 150,200s , Daddy hundreds is my Hitman ❤️
This 30s 40s even in ODIs isn't him.. 💔 Wasting 30+ overs everytime by Easy catch practice
I think Kohli had spreaded his "Form out" virus to Rohit & he got recovered from it😒
Come back na @ImRo45
— ROLEX – D (@Dharun_45) January 18, 2023
True and at this age bcci still backing him as captain in test & odi cricket 🤢
— ~Karthik (@warnerfied) January 18, 2023
Don’t really know which mindset he’s on at the moment. Every time i think a big innings coming up and he plays ashots like this out of nowhere.
Bhai you know the worst part? As soon as he gets out and Virat comes in, the game becomes boring all of a sudden. Iykyk.
— Mousam 🧃 (@heybobhere_) January 18, 2023
— 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐮 𝐗 𝐇𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐧 🥵 (@Sachin_Gandhi7) January 18, 2023
Rohit Sharma just can't play outside pp,he doesn't know how to rotate strike,he doesn't know how to find gap, he just slog in pp and get out after pp, Rohit Sharma is finished
— Beep..beep..beeep (@UmeshKu84266662) January 18, 2023
Please bro Take Retirement 🙏 😪
Atleast we don't have to go through this Mental Torture @ImRo45
Take Retirement #INDvsNZ
— Sulinder 👮♂️ (@Sulinder45) January 18, 2023
— Bobby 🇮🇳 ( Fan Account ) (@RohitianBobby) January 18, 2023