Rohit Sharma now has the most ducks for India in T20Is
He was dismissed lbw by Junior Dala on the very first ball that he faced in the Centurion T20I.
Published - Feb 21, 2018 10:20 pm | Updated - Feb 22, 2018 5:48 pm
Indian opener Rohit Sharma is revered as one of the finest limited overs batsmen in the modern day cricket. He has three ODI double centuries to his name and he also holds the record for the joint fastest T20I century. However, the ongoing South African tour has been a troubled one for the veteran cricketer. Albeit he has looked in good touch during his limited stay at the crease, the final scores are far from being impressive.
And in the most recent outing that he had, Rohit Sharma bagged a golden duck. He was dismissed lbw by Junior Dala on the very first ball that he faced in the Centurion T20I. This will certainly not go down with the fans or even with Rohit himself, for the matter. For the worse, the golden duck now sees the Mumbai lad hold an unwanted record too.
With the duck in the Centurion T20I against South Africa, Rohit now tops the charts of Indian cricketers with most ducks in the shortest format of the game. Till date, Rohit Sharma has four ducks to his name in the T20Is. He was at an equal level with two other players in the list.
Former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra had three ducks to his name in the format. And veteran Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan also has three ducks to his name in the T20Is. Certainly, this record will be the most unwanted one in the illustrious career of Rohit.
Here is a look at the Indian cricketers with most ducks in T20Is:
Rohit Sharma – 4*
Yusuf Pathan – 3
Ashish Nehra – 3
It is worth noting that the ongoing tour has not been a great one for the Indian opener. His solitary good outing with the bat had come in the fifth ODI of the six-match series. He had scored a brilliant century in Port Elizabeth to help India win the series. Prior to that, his poor show in the Test cricket had seen him become the Indian cricketer with worst average on the South African soil.