Watch: Rohit takes a brilliant catch at slip to get rid of Warner
India’s Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma hogged the limelight for taking a sharp catch at the slip during the fourth and final Test match at The Gabba. Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first in Brisbane.
Mohammed Siraj provided a positive start to the game by dismissing Warner early on in the game. Bowling his first over of the match, he deceived the left-handed batsman in the last ball of the over. Warner tried to hit the ball towards the off-side in search of a boundary but he ended up getting an inside edge.
The ball travelled towards slip cordon where Rohit displayed sheer athleticism and presence of mind to take the catch in his safe pair of hands. Rohit who was body-shamed for gaining weight in the lockdown period worked on his fitness and brought his body to good shape.
He put in extraordinary effort to take a good catch. He received praises from his teammates and the fans. Warner departed after making just 1 run. A lot was expected from the veteran batsman after poor scores in the SCG Test. Nonetheless, he failed once again.
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Rohit not only took a good catch but made a minor contribution with the ball as well. When Navdeep Saini sustained a groin injury, it was Rohit who went on to complete the over. Interestingly, the cricket fraternity saw him as a medium pacer instead of an off-spinner.
Talking about the game, at the end of Day 1, Australia managed to post 274 for the loss of 5 wickets in 87 overs. Marnus Labuschagne once again continued his sublime touch with the bat as he scored a fantastic Test century.
He got out after making 108 runs as T Natarajan dismissed him with a gem of a delivery. The Tamil Nadu pacer also got rid of Matthew Wade and had a great debut at The Gabba. Washington Sundar will forever remember the moment on his debut match as he dismissed Australia’s talisman batsman Steve Smith.
Shardul Thakur also took a wicket on his debut as he dismissed Marcus Harris. Tim Paine and Cameron Green are well set at the crease as they are batting on 38 and 28 respectively. The hosts look pretty good with the bat and are certain to add more runs with the bat when they play resumes on Day 2.