Watch: Rohit imitates Harbhajan’s bowling action
Imitating other players seems to be the latest trend in the Indian cricket team. Ahead of the first Test between India and England, Indian captain Virat Kohli imitated MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot in action. During the first Test match, Kohli made an interesting decision to give Rohit Sharma the ball.
Rohit took everyone by surprise by imitating Harbhajan Singh’s bowling action. Nobody really saw this coming from the stalwart who perfectly emulated the Turbanator’s style. This happened during the Day 2 of the Test opener at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.
England batsmen tormented the Indian bowlers with ease. Indians lacked enough creativity to outsmart the opposition batting line-up. Joe Root, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes chipped in with a valuable contribution.
Joe Root brought up his fifth double century in his 100th Test match and is also the first batsman in the history of cricket to accomplish the feat. Earlier, Sibley and Stokes scored 87 and 82 respectively. Root’s powerful knock helped England add more runs to the scoreboard.
Rohit imitates Harbhajan Singh’s bowling action
When England batsmen continued to put pressure on the Indian bowlers, Kohli decided to bring Rohit into the bowling attack, an interesting move which nobody saw it coming. England went past the 450-run mark at that time.
After bowling 4 deliveries, Rohit emulated Harbhajan’s bowling style in the fifth ball of the over. He delivered it in the form of a full toss and after which Joe Root hit it down the ground for a single. The video clip went viral all over the social media platforms.
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This isn’t the first time that Rohit stole the spotlight with the ball. Earlier, during the fourth and final Test against Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series, he bowled medium pace to Marnus Labuschagne.
Rohit is an occasional spinner and perhaps for the first time, he turned medium pacer for one delivery. Navdeep Saini got injured during the game and had to walk off the field. Due to unfortunate circumstances, he didn’t complete his over with one ball remaining. So, Rohit had to step in and bowl medium pace to complete the over.