When Finch asked advice to break Kohli-Rohit partnership: Umpire Michael recalls
If there are two best limited-overs batsmen in the world right now, it has to be Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Both the world-class batsmen are ranked first and second respectively in the ICC ODI rankings. Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world across formats. Though Rohit has showcased his mettle in ODIs and T20Is, he is yet to show his prowess in Test cricket.
The productive duo have been a nightmare to the bowlers. When both of them are set at the crease, they are bound to building a massive partnership. They have an excellent record of constructing partnerships and they are good at it.
When they are at full throttle, it is tough for the opponents to break the partnership. Rohit and Kohli made many match-winning partnerships for Team India.
Umpire Michael Gough disclosed a funny incident over the partnership of this duo. He spoke about the incident when the Australian ODI captain Aaron Finch asked the umpire on how to break the partnership of Rohit and Kohli.
“I remember a match between India and Australia, and Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were putting on a huge partnership. I stood next to Aaron Finch at square-leg and he said to me, during the game, how it was unbelievable to watch these two great players,” Gough told Wisden Cricket Monthly.
“Then he asked me how I would bowl at them! I looked at him and said, ‘I’ve got enough on my plate, you’re on your own there’,” the umpired added
The incident happened during the three-match ODI series between India and Australia and it was a series decider in Bengaluru. Rohit Sharma scored a century in the match and Indian captain scored 89 runs. Rohit and Kohli added 137 runs for the second wicket. Eventually, India went on to clinch the match by seven wickets.