India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma perfectly imitates Harbhajan Singh on the field
Before Pujara it was the turn of Harbhajan Singh, who was at the receiving end of Rohit’s hilarious antics.
Updated - Oct 5, 2019 6:30 pm
What is it with Rohit Sharma and opening? Irrespective of the format of the game or the color of the ball, the man takes it as fish takes it to water. At least, the first signs are looking that way. The Indian white-ball vice-captain was the talking point ahead of the first Test. Critics, pundits, fans, detractors, everyone was looking forward as to how Rohit would adapt to Test match opening. And boy! Hasn’t he delivered?
After making a swashbuckling 176 in the first innings, Sharma backed it up with an equally breathtaking hundred in the second attempt. The right-hander not broke a slew of records but also scored at a very quick rate, at a time when his team needed to get a push-on and set a match-winning target in the least time possible. And, it was not only his runs that were the talking point of the day. And, we are not even getting started about that “Bhag Puji bahenc***” jibe.
Before Pujara it was the turn of Harbhajan Singh, who was at the receiving end of Rohit’s hilarious antics. The former off-spinner who is doing commentary duties was on-air when his former Mumbai Indians captain mimicked one of Bhajji’s trademark steps of warming-up every time he used to come to bowl.
Here’s the video:
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India in pole-position leaving South Africa a mountain to climb
Rohit Sharma’s second ton of the game and valuable knocks from Cheteshwar Pujara , Ravindra Jadeja , Virat Kohli [31*] and Ajinkya Rahane [27*] helped Indian attain pole position at the close of Day 04.
Sharma, who became the 2nd Indian opener to score two hundreds in a Test match [First is Sunil Gavaskar who did it three times] and the first-ever in the history of the game to do so in his debut innings as an opener, stitched a crucial 169-run-stand for the 2nd time. Pujara’s innings was a tale of two contrasting halves. In the first half, he looked like he was unable to get the ball past the square while in the other, he was matching Sharma stroke-for-stroke.
India eventually declared their second innings at 4-323 and closed the day’s play with the all-important wicket of Dean Elgar, leaving the visitors a mountain to climb tomorrow.