India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma suffered from a calf-injury and walked off while batting during the fifth and final T20I against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. Rohit was batting on 60 off 41 deliveries.
The batsman suffered from injury during the 17th over of the match and needed attention from the physio. Even as he got up and smacked the very next ball for a six, Rohit seemed in discomfort and eventually decided to walk off.
Rohit, who is leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, was rested for the fourth T20I of the series for Sanju Samson. Even as Rohit made a comeback in the playing XI in the final game, Samson continued to open the innings. However, the Kerala batsman could only score 2.
The Mumbai batsman continued from where he left in the third T20I, where he scored 65 and was also the star of the Super Over. He smashed two sixes off the final two deliveries of the Super Over which led India to a thrilling victory in Hamilton.
He partnered KL Rahul to stabilize the Indian innings after the early blow. However, the side's run-rate dipped after Rohit's departure as both, Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube struggled with their timing.
While Iyer remained not on 33 off 31 deliveries, Manish Pandey's cameo (11 off 4 balls) led India to a competitive score of 163/3 in 20 overs.