Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma played a captaincy innings of 72 runs against Sri Lanka
Rohit completed his fifty in just 32 balls, he hit 5 fours and 4 sixes.
New Delhi. Indian fans expected an innings like Rohit Sharma. She came off her bat in the do or die match against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Even though Rohit missed the century. But, he played an innings of 72 runs to handle the faltering Indian innings. India had lost the wickets of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli within 7 balls. Kohli could not even open the account. In such a situation, the Indian team was under pressure. But, Rohit batted in the style of Hitman and he did not disperse under pressure. He played shots freely. Rohit completed his fifty in just 32 balls with the help of fours. He has scored a half-century after 6 T20 matches.
With this, Rohit became the first Indian to complete 1000 runs in the Asia Cup (ODI and T20). He now has 1042 runs in 30 innings. Sachin Tendulkar has 971 runs in 21 innings and Virat Kohli has 920 runs in 18 innings. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka has the most runs in the Asia Cup. He has scored 1220 runs in 24 innings.
After his half-century, Rohit started collecting runs more quickly. He batted vigorously against Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga in the 12th over. In this over, Rohit hit 2 sixes and a four and completed India’s 100 runs in the same over. However, the Indian captain got out in the 13th over in the pursuit of scoring runs fast. Karunaratne showed him the way to the pavilion. Rohit scored 72 runs in 41 balls. He hit 5 fours and 4 sixes.
Rohit added 97 runs in 58 balls with Suryakumar Yadav for the third wicket. Out of this, 68 runs came out of Rohit’s bat. With this innings, Rohit has become the highest run-scorer in T20I against Sri Lanka. He now has 411 runs. Shikhar Dhawan has 375 and Virat Kohli has 339 runs.
Rohit has done his job as captain and opener by playing an innings of 72 runs in 41 balls. Now the batsmen coming in the middle order have the responsibility to score big.
Tags: Asia cup, India Vs Sri lanka, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 06, 2022, 21:54 IST