Former South African captain AB de Villiers opened the controversial Rohit Sharma saga about retiring in the third T20I against Afghanistan. He said the batter could have retired hurt and it was a mistake to let him out.
The third T20I between India and Afghanistan was nothing short of exciting. The game went into two super overs and had amazing moments in every phase of the game. However, in the end, it was India who won the game and completed a 3-0 whitewash.
One of the defining moments that occurred in the game was during the end of Super Over 1. With 2 runs needed off the last ball, Rohit Sharma, who was on the non-striker’s end, returned to the pavilion and Rinku Singh arrived. go out to bat with the purpose of running.
However, what caught the attention of many was that after Rohit Sharma walked out, he came out to bat once again in Super Over 2. But as per the rules of the game, a batsman who has been dismissed in a Super Over does not can bat in another. .’
After Rohit Sharma left, the scorecard showed that he had retired and created a lot of speculation. Not even the referees have any idea about it. The move paid off for India as the captain scored runs in the second super over and helped the team win the game.
AB de Villiers spoke about the super over and shared his opinion on Rohit Sharma’s decision. He said it was a goal error. In a video posted on his YouTube channel, he explained:
“Double Super Over amazing (smiles). You will not be able to bat again if you are declared out in the first super over. I think maybe they say he was pulled because of an injury and maybe it was a scoring error to show it.”
Rinku is a fantastic player, a match winner – AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers also lavished high praise on Indian batsman Rinku Singh. He said the batsman’s innings was incredible. He hailed him as the winner of the match and a fantastic player.
AB de Villiers highlighted Rinku Singh’s consistency and said that he always tries to win the match for the team. He elaborated:
“It was just incredible. That’s what IPL is all about, and that’s what excites me about SA20, the platform for young people and people we haven’t heard of.
“Rinku is a fantastic player, capable of winning matches and it is good to see him becoming consistent as well. You have to be a consistent player who always tries to win games for your team.”
The partnership between Rohit Sharma and Rinku Singh was a game-changer for India. The duo added an unbeaten partnership of 190 runs as India reeled at 22/4. While the captain finished with 121 innings, Rinku scored an unbeaten 69 runs. He propelled the team to a total of 212 runs, which at one point seemed impossible. India took the series by a margin of 3-0.