Mohammad Kaif predicted Rohit Sharma’s century before it even happened
Rohit's 35-ball hundred is the world record for the fastest T20I and has equaled the feat with South Africa’s David Miller.
Updated - Dec 23, 2017 8:49 pm
Mohammad Kaif reckons that he predicted Rohit Sharma‘s Indore hundred well before the stylish right-hander actually got to the landmark against Sri Lanka in the second T20I on Friday. Kaif informed his Twitter followers about the same by sharing a screenshot of his WhatsApp chat window where he said, “Sent this to a friend today at 721 pm around the 4th over. Waah , feel like nostradamus of the day. Rohit Sharma, what an innings, what a week for him .Amazing,” he tweeted along with the image.
It is true that the stage was set for a Hit-man special at Indore because the pitch was a belter and the boundaries were small, making it the perfect setting for him to play the match-winning performance. Kaif seems to be making the same point to his friend on the WhatsApp conversation. Some of his followers take a dig by asking him to predict the next PM of India and asking him why he hadn’t predicted the Gujarat election results earlier. Some also believe that this was photoshopped but the screenshot does not appear morphed.
See the tweet here:
Sent this to a friend today at 721 pm around the 4th over. Waah ,feel like nostradamus of the day. Rohit Sharma, what an innings, what a week for him .Amazing pic.twitter.com/R9ss6PIzTG
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 22, 2017
Rohit’s 35-ball hundred is the world record for the fastest T20I and has equaled the feat with South Africa’s David Miller. Rohit’s 118 off 43 balls steered the hosts to 260-5 and then dismissed Sri Lanka for 172 in 17.2 overs, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. In the process, Rohit smashed 12 fours and 10 sixes.
His explosive 165-run opening stand with Lokesh Rahul, who made 89, took the steam out of the Sri Lankan attack. Rohit scored his second T20 hundred by mercilessly hitting the Sri Lankan bowlers all over the ground. He got his first 50 in 23 balls, and second in just 12. He finally fell to fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera, mistiming a slow bouncer to short third man, and walked off to a standing ovation.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
Gujrat ka vote results pehle kyun nahi bataya
— Imran (@imranyh) December 22, 2017
But.. such friends are irritating who break up message and send it word-by-word?
— Prahahahanav (@Pranav_Dangi) December 22, 2017
God bless your Photoshop skills.
— Aadarsh Sejwal (@imAsejwal) December 22, 2017
Kaif sir 200 Likh dete to aur maja aa jata?
— TARUN (@Taruntweets22) December 22, 2017
Rohit Sharma is India's Bitcoin 😀 😀 #INDvsSL
— Rishi Kale (@RishiKale) December 22, 2017
Your friend has not sent any reply …seems fishy
— Sandip B Patil (@sandippatil850) December 23, 2017
Hehe, one way communication
— Amarjeet Rathore (@iamar08) December 22, 2017
This seems fake to me ? There’s this app through which you can create conversations with suitable timing.
— Shrey singh (@Shreeyy_) December 22, 2017
I am feeling sorry for ur friend. Who dont even reply ur msg ?
— Sadan Khan (@iSadanKhan) December 22, 2017