Misfiring Rohit Sharma is like an employee who doesn’t perform after pay hike, troll fans
Rohit Sharma, who is leading the Indian cricket team in the tri-series T20 tournament, was trolled on Twitter after he failed for the second time in the Nidahas Trophy.Updated: Mar 09, 2018 13:09 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Rohit Sharma has been a topic of discussion on social media ever since he started playing international cricket. It all started with a series of ‘talent’ jokes featuring him that went viral on Twitter and Facebook. (IND vs BAN T20 highlights)
The jokes referred to Rohit’s inability to live up to fans’ expectations as well as his inherent talent. (IND vs BAN T20 scorecard)
In the recent years, though, Rohit seemed to have won the trust of cricket fans on the back of consistent performances in limited-overs cricket. With his knack for scoring big hundreds (he is the only batsman to have slammed three double centuries in ODIs), the 30-year-old earned a new nickname – hitman -- and became a darling of the social media as well.
However, after a streak of low scores in the recently concluded T20 series in South Africa, and two back-to-back failures in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy tri-Series T10 tournament in Sri Lanka, the batsman from Mumbai has come under attack once again on Twitter.
On Thursday during India’s second match of the tournament against Bangladesh, when Rohit got out for 17, a number of fans began trolling him on Twitter. Rohit, who is leading the side in the absence of the rested skipper Virat Kohli, had also failed to open his account in the first match of the tournament against hosts Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Taking a jibe at Rohit’s recent promotion into Grade A+ category in BCCI’s list of centrally contracted players, which entitled him for a payment of Rs 7 crore per year, one fan even went on to compare the 30-year-old dashing batsman with an office employee who doesn’t perform after a pay hike.
In defence of the stand-in skipper, one has to admit that despite Rohit’s low score, India managed to register their first win in the tri-series, beating Bangladesh by six wickets on Thursday.
Take a look at some of the hilarious tweets from cricket fans here:
#INDvBAN— Shilpä Shindě (@shilpachindeS) March 8, 2018
Rohit Sharma ne kasam kha li hai..
4 match me flop
5th match me 100
4 match flop
5th match me 100
Rohit Sharma got out earlier to give newbies chance to establish. In the process, he may lose his batting slot to them. But then that is selfless cricket. Sacrifice made to nurture future generation of cricketers. #Legend— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 8, 2018
If Milan were a cricket player they'd be Rohit Sharma. Nice to rep & talk about for nostalgia but isn't relevent in the modern scene— Cheema (@CheemaLFC) March 8, 2018
Rohit Sharma in 2018:-— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) March 8, 2018
11, 10, 10, 47, 20, 15, 0, 5, 115, 15, 21, 0, 11, 0, 17.
Crossed 40 just twice in 15 innings.#NidahasTrophy
Till the time I find out "match konse channel pe aa rha hai"..— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) March 8, 2018
Rohit Sharma is out.#INDvBAN
First Published: Mar 09, 2018 12:57 IST