IND Vs AFG, 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma made an unwanted record, equalled the records of Virat Kohli and Dhoni!
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India captain Rohit Sharma's much-awaited return to T20I cricket took an unfortunate turn as he was run out for a duck in the first T20I against Afghanistan in Mohali. Rohit was out due to a misunderstanding with his partner Shubman Gill, resulting in the score becoming zero. This incident not only led to a heated argument between the two players but also took Rohit to the top of an unwanted record. Rohit now shares the record of most runouts for India in T20Is with former captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
This is the sixth instance of Rohit being run out in T20 Internationals, which is equivalent to Kohli and Dhoni being run out while running between the wickets.
Despite the disappointment of his dismissal, Rohit maintained his composure while discussing the incident after the match.
Rohit commented after the match, "Overall, there are a lot of positives, especially with the ball. It wasn't the easiest of conditions, but our spinners bowled particularly well."
On being run out due to a tussle with Shubman Gill, Rohit said, "To be honest, these things keep happening. When it happens you feel disappointed because you want to be there and play for your team. Want to score runs? I wanted to see Shubman Gill continue. He played a good innings but got out."
Speaking about his team's performance, he highlighted the excellent form of Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dubey and Rinku Singh. Rohit also expressed his intention to experiment with different strategies in the upcoming matches.
He said- "There are a lot of positive things: Shivam Dubey, the way Jitesh batted, Tilak too, and obviously Rinku too. I want to try some things. I want to make the bowlers do some different things. Like Washi (Washington Sundar) bowled the 19th ball today. Keeping those things in mind, we will try to do different things. But not at the cost of winning."