'Totally careless' - Twitter lambasts Rohit Sharma for playing irresponsible shot in Gabba Test

‘Totally careless’ – Twitter lambasts Rohit Sharma for playing irresponsible shot in Gabba Test

What would have angered the fans was the manner in which Rohit was dismissed.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma flattered to deceive yet again. He was on top of the Australian bowlers, had helped himself to 44, but a rash shot just when things were going smoothly ended his stay at the crease. The ‘Hitman’ just gifted his wicket away to the Aussies. What would have angered the fans was the manner in which Rohit was dismissed.

The wily Nathan Lyon had already set the trap for Rohit Sharma. There was a deep square leg and a long on in place for Rohit. Lyon flighted the delivery, and Rohit Sharma fell to the trap. The opener charged down the track, and hit the ball straight to Mitchell Starc at Long on. Even batting great Sunil Gavaskar lambasted Rohit and termed his dismissal as an irresponsible one.

Even the netizens could not control their frustration and anger and blasted the ‘Hitman’ for his dismissal. He scored 44 runs off 74 deliveries with six glorious fours to his name and it seemed as if he will score big.

Australia has a slight advantage at Tea

At the stroke of Tea, the Indian scorecard read 62/2. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are currently occupying the crease for the visitors. The highly impressive Shubman Gill failed to get going in the fourth Test. To a probing delivery from Pat Cummins, the youngster poked at the cherry, edged it and the ball landed into the waiting hands of Steve Smith. Gill departed, after having scored just 7 runs.

The next man to depart was Rohit Sharma, in a manner that has angered Indian fans, and gifted Lyon his 397th Test wicket. The final session of the day would be very important from an Indian perspective. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane and veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will have to make sure that they forge a partnership.

On the other hand, Australia will be looking to find a breakthrough, by dismissing either, or even both of the experienced campaigners of the Indian batting line up. The Indian side still trails the Australian total by 307 runs and there is a long way to go in this Test match.

As far as the Aussies are concerned, Marnus Labuschagne continued his good run with the willow and scored 108 in the first innings. He was ably supported by batting maestro Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green and skipper Tim Paine, who all made useful contributions.

It was the debutant’s day out with the ball, as far as the Indian team is concerned. The two debutants, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar picked up three wickets apiece for the visitors. It remains to be seen how this Test match will pan out, with three full days left in the match. The onus will be on the Indian batsmen to get as close as possible to Australia’s first innings total. But they should certainly avoid playing the shots like Rohit Sharma did.

Here’s how Twitter reacted: