Rohit Sharma came to bat at number 9 to chase a target of 272 in the 2nd ODI between India vs Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Indian skipper was injured during the first innings while taking a catch and was taken to hospital for scans.
After the Indian batting lineup collapsed, the 35-year-old took onus on himself after coming back from the hospital and stepped on the field.
Rohit's passion for the game sent cricket fraternity into awe:
Twitter also got flooded with praises from fans:
Rohit Sharma's performance in previous 5 ODIs:
- IND vs BAN - 51 runs (7th December 2022)
- IND vs BAN - 27 runs (4th December 2022)
- IND vs ENG - 17 runs (17th July 2022)
- IND vs ENG - No runs scored (14th July 2022)
- IND vs ENG - 76 runs (12th July 2022)
In the match that India lost by 5 runs, Rohit smashed 51 runs off 28 balls including three boundaries an five maximums.
"It (thumb injury) isn't too great. Some dislocation and some stitches. Fortunately, not a fracture and so, I was able to bat. When you lose a game, there are positives and negatives. From being 69/6, allowing them to get to 270-odd wasn't a great effect from our bowlers. We started well but the middle overs and the back end is what's hurting us a lot. Happened in the last game as well. It's something we need to work on. Not taking anything away from Mehidy and Mahmudullah, was a great partnership but we also need to find ways of breaking such partnerships," Rohit said at the post-match conference.
With the win Bangladesh clinched the series victory. Both teams will meet in the third ODI which will be dead rubber on the 10th of December. However, Rohit has been ruled out of the third ODI along with Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen.