Video: Kohli and Ritika celebrate Rohit’s 19th T20I half-century
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma never really got going in the first two T20Is against West Indies. He got dismissed for low scores of his calibre, getting out for 8 and 15 respectively. However, in the T20I decider at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Rohit Sharma revived his lost self as he hammered the West Indies’ bowlers all around the park. He was striking the balls quite cleanly and effectively.
After he got the much-needed confidence at the start, he went about his business alongside KL Rahul. Both of them shared a 135-run stand for the opening wicket, maintaining in excess of 12 runs in an over. Rohit Sharma brought up his 19th T20I half-century in his favourite stadium in Mumbai. He ended up scoring a 34-ball-71 on the back of 5 sixes and 6 fours.
Rohit Sharma received a roaring response from the fans for his knock. After he scored fifty, his better-half Ritika Sajdeh who was in the stadium along with her daughter Samaira congratulated Rohit’s knock. Interestingly, even Virat Kohli congratulated Rohit by clapping hands at the dug out.
Here’s the video:
India posted a total of 240/5 in 20 overs on the back of Rohit’s 71, KL Rahul’s 91 and Virat Kohli’s 70. In reply, Indian bowlers did well and restricted the opposition and won by 67 runs to seal the series by 2-1. India will look to carry out the same impetus when they face the same opposition in the ODIs as the first match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on December 15.