Twitter bashes Rohit Sharma following his 59-ball vigil in Cape Town

The Mumbai batsman was bashed left right and centre by Twitterati.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma of India walks off after being dismissed. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma has been one of India’s gun batsmen in the limited overs format. He has smashed quite a few records in coloured clothing cricket. However, fortunes haven’t quite favoured him when it comes to playing the most challenging and demanding format of the game- Test Cricket. While he has featured regularly in ODIs and T20Is, he has struggled to cement a spot in the Test squad.

The Indian team is currently playing their first Test against South Africa at the Newlands in Cape Town. Rohit Sharma was selected as the middle-order batsman ahead of Ajinkya Rahane, a decision which was greeted with a fair amount of flak for the Indian team management. Nevertheless, Rohit had the opportunity to answer his critics appropriately.


Rohit’s Test match woes continue

However, he flattered to deceive and succumbed to another low score in Test cricket. He was one of India’s overnight batsmen from Day 1 and India needed him to grind hard through the innings. The right-hander seemed determined to get a decent score under his belt, however, perished after scoring 11 runs off 59 balls. He was trapped in front by an in-dipping delivery from Kagiso Rabada.

Rohit reviewed the decision immediately, but to his dismay, the decision wasn’t overturned and Rohit had to make his way back to the pavilion. To add insult to injury, India lost an all-important review. Subsequently, the Mumbai batsman was bashed left right and centre by Twitterati.

India started off in grand style and got South Africa on the mat early in the game. However, the Proteas came back strongly and posted a respectable total in the first innings courtesy a combined efforts from their batsmen. The bowlers came back and shot out India’s top-order. India is presently gasping for breath in the game while South Africa have got the game by the scruff of the neck.

Here are some of the Tweets