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Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma trolls ‘Goat’ Yuzvendra Chahal ahead of second T20I

“Plain bat? I thought by now you (Yuzvendra Chahal) could get a sponsor for your bat after that knock in NZ. #GOAT,” Rohit Sharma wrote on an Instagram story.

cricket Updated: Feb 27, 2019 08:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of Yuzvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma.
File image of Yuzvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma.(AFP)

India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma never misses a chance to troll Yuzvendra Chahal’s batting skills and when he caught Chahal shadow practicing with a bat which didn’t have a sponsor sticker, Rohit Sharma decided to remind Chahal about his unbeaten innings of 18 runs in the fourth ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton last month. The leg-spinner was the top scorer in the Indian team when India were bowled out for 92 runs.

“Plain bat? I thought by now you could get a sponsor for your bat after that knock in NZ. #GOAT,” Rohit wrote on an Instagram story.


The focus remains firmly on the World Cup but India would also be desperate to ensure that a home series does not slip out of their grip when they take on Australia in the second and final T20 International here on Wednesday.

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India are 0-1 down after an inexplicably poor batting performance led to a three-wicket loss in the lung-opener in Visakhapatnam.

The below-par 126 with the bat on Sunday denied bowlers a decent shot at securing a win even though the Jasprit Bumrah-led attack did all it could to keep the home team in the game till the final over of the match.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Feb 26, 2019 12:33 IST