‘I can’t believe that man’ – Rohit Sharma shares his experience of taking an IPL hat-trick against Mumbai Indians
In the live session, the Rohit-Warner duo also discussed about their IPL stints with their respective franchises.
Updated - May 8, 2020 8:12 pm
The battles between India and Australia have always turned out to be thrilling ones. Be it any part of the world, the India-Australia rivalry has always enthralled fans over the past couple of decades. From Sachin Tendulkar to Shane Warne and Virat Kohli to Mitchell Starc, both the sides have a trend of dishing out exciting matches in international cricket.
Australia’s opener David Warner also reflected on the battle and opined that he loves playing against India on Indian soil because Aussies are the underdogs then and this brings extra motivation in the southpaw. Warner was involved in an Instagram live chat with Rohit Sharma where he expressed his feeling while playing against the Men in Blue on the Indian soil.
“I love playing in India against India because you know everyone is against you and it’s the hardest conditions of playing for us. It’s like when you guys come here, it’s hard to get used to the condition. So, you have almost got this more motivation to succeed.”
“You are not meant to win that series when you go to an opposition country, you are the underdog. You are prepared to put a good battle but when you win those that means so much more,” David Warner added.
David Warner-Rohit Sharma also reflect on their IPL careers
In the live session, the Rohit-Warner duo also discussed about their IPL stints with their respective franchises. During the interaction, Warner reminded Rohit about his unique record in the IPL. Warner mentioned that Rohit had taken a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians while playing for Deccan Chargers in IPL 2009.
“I can’t believe that man, I seriously can’t believe that I took a hat-trick against MI while I was playing for Hyderabad (Deccan Chargers). I don’t even remember how I used to bowl then, I got a finger injury and after that, I could not grip the ball properly and these days it’s better to stay away from bowling,” said Rohit
“If I think of it now, it’s quite embarrassing that I took a hat-trick. They were decent batters as well, first one was JP Duminy, the second one was Abhishek Nayar and the third one was Harbhajan Singh (the original order being Nayar, Harbhajan and Duminy). I was pretty sure that he underestimated me, he just wanted to come and swing the bat, clean bowled,” added the current Mumbai Indians skipper.