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Rohit Sharma turns wicketkeeper to get MS Dhoni at the crease - Watch video

Rohit Sharma made a wicket keeping gesture towards the Indian cricket team dressing room to show that he wanted MS Dhoni to come out at No.3 during the second T20 against Sri Lanka in Indore.

cricket Updated: Dec 23, 2017 12:55 IST
Ankit Kumar Singh
Ankit Kumar Singh
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Rohit Sharma (L) asked the Indian dressing room to send MS Dhoni to bat at No. 3 during the second T20 against Sri Lanka in Indore on Friday.(Hotstar)

The second T20I between India and Sri Lanka, which was played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Friday, would always be remembered for Rohit Sharma’s swashbuckling hundred. Rohit reached his second T20 hundred in only 35 balls to equal David Miller’s record for the fastest T20I hundred and left the cricket fraternity in awe of his amazing hitting talent.

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The match, though, would not be remembered for Rohit’s display of clean hitting alone. As it transpired, the stand-in Indian captain gave cricket fans another reason to remember the game after his dismissal.

In the 13th over of Indian innings as Rohit finally holed out to gully after walloping a 43-ball 118, Indian coach Ravi Shastri was seen gesturing to him from the dressing room asking as to who should be sent out to bat next. Rohit, then, replied to the coach’s non-verbal query with his own unique signal. The Mumbai batsman used his hands to pose like a wicketkeeper to indicate that MS Dhoni should be sent in after him.

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Rohit’s gesture made him a darling of cricket fans straightaway as the videos featuring his wicket keeping pose went viral on social media. Dhoni, to his credit, didn’t disappoint his captain as he hit an unbeaten 28 with two fours and two sixes to help India post a mammoth 260/5. Sri Lanka, in reply, could muster only 172 in 17.2 overs, giving the hosts another limited-overs series win.

First Published: Dec 23, 2017 12:49 IST