Rohit Sharma He came up with a wild celebration to mark Zak Crawley’s dismissal in the second innings of the ongoing second Test between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
As in the first innings, England openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett gave their team another good start. The visitors reached 44 in just 9 overs before Ravichandran Ashwin struck to give India the much-needed breakthrough. On the second ball of the ninth over, he dismissed the right-handed batsman to break the promising partnership.
Rohit Sharma’s wild celebration:
Bowling from around the wicket, Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a drifting delivery and invited Crawley into a forward defence. While the England opener played for the turn, he was deceived by the delivery that did not turn. The ball went on to take the outside edge before Rohit Sharma caught it easily at first slip.
And as soon as he caught the ball, Rohit Sharma started celebrating wildly. He began running with both arms raised before raising his fist in the air. Crawley departed after scoring 31 off just 33 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six.
Nothing beyond Captain Rohit Sharma! 🤩
-JioCinema (@JioCinema) January 27, 2024
Talking about the game, India scored 436 runs in their first innings. Ravindra Jadeja was the hosts’ top scorer with 87, while Yashasvi Jaiswal (80) and KL Rahul (86) also scored half-centuries. Players like KS Bharat (41) and Axar Patel (44) also played crucial knocks for Team India.
For England, their former captain Joe Root was the pick of the players. He got 4 wickets with his part-time spin bowling, while Rehan Ahmed and debutant Tom Hartley got 2 each. Early in the game, England were bowled out for 246 runs. At one point, they were 121 for 3 and looked set to post a total of over 300 before a collapse reduced them to 155 for 7.
Captain Ben Stokes then came up with a superb knock of 70 runs to take his team closer to 250. For India, Ashwin and Jadeja took 3 wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel took 2 each.