India opener Rohit Sharma is facing the heat on Twitter after failing to deliver with the bat in the ongoing first Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. England started the proceedings with the bat on day three with the scoreboard reading 555 for 8. Dom Bess and Jack Leach could add only 12 more runs to the overnight score before the former was sent back by Jasprit Bumrah.
11 runs later, England’s mammoth innings came to an end when Ravichandran Ashwin castled James Anderson. With the tourists posting a mammoth total of 578, India needed a good start with the bat. And with the pitch offering very little help to the bowlers, Rohit and his opening partner Shubman Gill had the opportunity to score big.
However, the senior opener failed to cash in on the fine batting pitch as he departed for just 6. It was a poor shot from Rohit as he tried to push a delivery from Jofra Archer that was just outside the off-stump. The tentative push cost the India star big as all he could manage was to edge it behind the stumps to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler who made no mistake in taking the regulation catch.
Things became worse for the hosts when Shubman Gill departed soon. Just like Rohit, Gill also threw his wicket away off the bowling of Archer. It was a freebie on the pads for Gill who wanted to play an on-drive. However, he could not keep his shot grounded and hit it straight towards mid-on where Anderson took a fine diving catch.
Gill’s dismissal brought skipper Virat Kohli in the middle. Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara then batted for nearly five more overs before lunch was taken. India were on 59 for 2 at the break, trailing England by 519 runs.
Twitter slams Rohit Sharma
As soon as Archer sent back Rohit, the fans took to Twitter to slam him for yet another failure in Tests. The right-handed batsman has not managed to score big as an opener in Tests since the series against South Africa in 2019 when he was asked to open the innings for the first time. Some fans also criticised him for dropping an easy catch on the second day of the Test while some took a dig at his weight.
Here are some of the reactions to Rohit Sharma’s failure
Rohit Sharma : Not a Test Player#INDvsENG
— Deepak Maurya (@Deepak640xl_) February 7, 2021
Rohit sharma is just playing to pose some pictures with cap for cameras, meme pages….
— Simran Randhawa (@Randhawa36_) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma just proved that he is not a flat track bully because he can't even play on flat tracks#Rohitsharma
— Ajey negi (@AjeyNegi) February 7, 2021
Rohit is a senior team player now and a great player too. Not sure what his mindset is when he plays test.
— Mahesh Joshi (@MaheshJ61136850) February 7, 2021
— siddharth gupta (@sid6897) February 7, 2021
After fielding for 190 overs and getting out in the first 5 overs hurts! @ImRo45
— Karan Gavali (@karan6885) February 7, 2021
— 105 At Home ❁ (@prashik090) February 7, 2021
— The One (@kashyapankitraj) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma is Greatest Opener in T20 and ODI
— Karthi (@iamKarthi7) February 7, 2021
— jishu (@Jishuishwar) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma has reduced the gap between his Home and Away average from 62 to 56 within a month… Slowly shedding that Home track bully reputation…
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) February 7, 2021
Lekin bro Rohit Sharma 4 IPL trophies jeeta hai pic.twitter.com/M3CSZ2yfaW
— Jim (@Classy__Jim) February 7, 2021
— Pranjal (@Pranjal_one8) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma, as opener, since his 212 versus South Africa at Ranchi in 2019: 6, 21, 26, 52, 44, 7 and 6. #INDvENG
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) February 7, 2021
Only Rohit Sharma can see the English look curator gave to the pitch. #INDvENG
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma is a class entertainer 🔥
– imitated Harbhajan Singh while bowling.
– imitated himself in overseas while batting .@ImRo45 💉
— Jay. (@Itxjunu18) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma was in mood of imitating Kusal Mendis and Afridi today. https://t.co/Za52LLkk9H
— Not Anshuman (@AnshumaNot) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma misses a triple century opportunity. pic.twitter.com/xH1pZYZRgD
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) February 7, 2021
— ༒☬Abђiͥภaͣvͫ☬༒ (@abhi9avx) February 7, 2021
Rohit Sharma after spending 10 mins on ground : pic.twitter.com/DaNMinFISA
— Naina (@NainaTweets_) February 7, 2021
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