Instances when Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were involved in a run-out
Virat Kohli was at the receiving end in the fifth ODI against South Africa.
Published - Feb 13, 2018 9:02 pm | Updated - Feb 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma together have plundered so many bowling attacks. It is a treat for the spectators when they bat together and literally annihilate the opposition more often than not. Undoubtedly, they are two of the best limited-overs batsmen currently in the world cricket. While batting together they’ve scored 3518 runs together in 62 innings at an average of 60.66 with 13 century and nine fifty-plus stands, the highest being 230.
Unfortunately, there is always some communication problem between the two as they run each other out. Moreover, the Indian skipper is on the receiving end most of the times and he leaves the field fuming over his partner. While Kohli has run Rohit out twice in what has now become a norm when they bat together. The total of both running out of each other has shot up to seven times now including the one in the ongoing fifth One-Day International against South Africa.
Also, the one at the other end also manages to compensate hilariously everytime they commit such crime.
Here are the instances when Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma ran each other out:
1. Virat Kohli (vs Windies, 2011)
This is was the last of the five-match ODI series against West Indies in Kingston when the duo came together with India being reduced to 79/3 after 16 over. While Virat was well set by then, Rohit arrived who was then batting in the middle order for the team. Both of them first resurrected the innings and then played some shots eventually adding 110 runs in next 20 overs.
While everything was going smoothly and Kohli was set for a brilliant ton batting on 94, the panic mode set in. He flicked the ball to deep square-leg and decided to take a couple taking on the fielder Ramnaresh Sarwan who was quick to get rid of the ball. He threw the ball accurately into the hands of the wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh who kept his calm and disturbed the stumps Kohli fell short of the crease and was frustratingly missed out on a well-deserved century.
Rohit, however, went on score 57 runs in that innings as India could only post 251 runs and were bundled out in the 48th over.