Team India Captain Rohit Sharma has once again become a hot topic on social media with his choice of words. Rohit may not have contributed many runs for his team in the ongoing five-match Test series against England at home, but the 36-year-old has done quite well with the tactical side of the game and has given us some good moments in the series.
In a 10-second video clip that is going viral on all social media platforms, Rohit Sharma can be heard getting frustrated as he constantly shouts at his players to give instructions. The video is from Day 4 at the ACA-VDCA Stadium when England were 4 wickets behind in their failed attempt to chase 399 runs to clinch the 2nd Test and double their lead over the hosts.
Before this clip went viral, there was another short footage from Day 3 of the Vizag Test where Rohit Sharma was heard threatening his players for having a casual attitude before abusing them. Sometimes it seems that he is a much more aggressive captain than Virat Kohliwho is also very famous for using foul language on the field.
Watch Rohit Sharma go crazy with his players
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In this video, Rohit Sharma complained to his players about the deterioration of his larynx due to the continuous shouting of instructions on the field. “Mere gale ka watt laggaya hai chilla chillake tum sabko” (My throat hurts from constantly shouting at them),” Rohit Sharma said on the 3rd.
In fact, Rohit’s constant aggression while leading his team has been very entertaining for the viewers and has also served his team well. The Indians prevented the English contingent from doubling their series lead with a dominant 106-run victory over Ben Stokes’ Bazballing team.
The series is now tied 1-1 and both teams will now have to reset and rethink their planning in the remaining Test matches of the series. The Anthony De Mello Trophy series will now head from the southern part to the western region as Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Ground will host the third Test from February 15.
India are expected to add batting stalwart Virat Kohli to the team after opting out of the first two Tests due to personal reasons. Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul, who were ruled out of the second Test due to a hamstring and quadriceps injury, are also in line to return.
That could lead to a bit of a shake-up in India’s batting order as Kohli will squarely take over the No. 4 spot held by KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer in their absence. The Rahul Dravid-led management could also drop Iyer from the team for the remaining Tests due to his poor form, while Shubman Gill, who was also experiencing a poor patch, is expected to retain his No. 3 spot after the century he scored in the third entry.
As for England, they boarded their flights to Abu Dhabi to take a break from cricket and spend some valuable time with their families. Will that decision be correct? Time will tell.