In the first T20I In the India-Australia meeting on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, was seen shaking Dinesh Karthik’s neck after deciding to go for an overhaul.
The stakes were high for India starting final preparations for the T20I World Cup as a three-match streak against Australia’s reigning T20I world champions would begin on Tuesday.
Australia was tasked with overtaking Team India after Rohit Sharma helped them establish a high score. As a temporary opening of the team, Cameron Green started things off well. After losing skipper Aaron Finch in the first Powerplay, hitting ace Steve Smith joined Green in Australia’s record-breaking chase at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium.
Smith appeared to be in top form, but in the 12th over, Umesh Yadav overtook the Aussie hitter and ended Smith’s inning. Curiously, pacer Umesh stunned Australia by firing Glenn Maxwell with his second strike in the same over after yet another successful call from the Decision Review System (DRS).
– Announcement –
After selecting the review, Indian captain Rohit was seen jokingly pulling Dinesh Karthik’s neck. Rohit teased the senior gloveman after longtime friend and teammate didn’t request an overhaul.
Rohit’s humorous actions on the pitch quickly attracted a lot of attention. In contrast to Maxwell’s firing, Rohit’s aggressive gesture towards DK quickly gained popularity among his fans and followers on social media.
Speaking of play, Australia is back after losing superstars Maxwell and Smith in the tough chase thanks to Matthew Wade’s batting prowess.
Wade, who helped Australia reach the ICC World T20 final last year, showed his might by hitting against Team India in Tuesday’s high-scoring match in Mohali.
Australia controlled the 209 chase to win the first game of the three-game T20I series at Mohali with 4 wickets.