Rohit Sharma thrilled to be back in the Indian blues
Rohit scored 97 runs in the opening game of the series against Ireland.
Published - Jun 28, 2018 10:47 pm | Updated - Jun 28, 2018 10:47 pm
India’s tour to the United Kingdom started off on a great note. They initiated it in Ireland where they are playing a two-match T20I series. Ireland team has played some great cricket in the recent times and had a memorable Test debut against Pakistan earlier in the summer. Hence, there were some great expectations on this two-match T20I series.
However, Ireland’s might didn’t prove to sufficient to defeat a team like India. The Indians were dominant both with the bat and ball as they defeated the Irish team by 76 runs and thus they lead the series 1-0 and the two teams will be playing the second T20I on Friday.
Rohit Sharma gets back into form
In the first T20I, Team India openers Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan were on fire. This duo added 160 runs in 16 overs for the opening wicket. The kind of start the got ensured that the team posted a huge total on the board. At the end of 20 overs, India had 208 runs on the board and that made victory almost certain.
The biggest positive for Team India from the first T20I against Ireland is Rohit Sharma getting back into form. The Indian vice-captain had a poor outing in the IPL. He failed to accumulate runs and also wasn’t a part of the Afghanistan Test. Coming into the UK tour, there was immense pressure on Rohit to do well.
He responded beautifully with 97 runs but missed out on a very well-deserved century. This would give him great confidence going to England as there is a tough series coming up. The opener seemed to be very happy about starting the tour on a positive note.
He shared his happiness of getting back into the India blues on Twitter. Further, he also shared a picture of his walking out into the middle along with his partner in crime, Shikhar Dhawan.
Here is Rohit Sharma’s tweet:
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 28, 2018