Rohit Sharma Playfully Grabs Dinesh Karthik’s Neck For No DRS Appeal, Video Goes Viral

Brilliant knocks from Cameron Green (30-ball 61) and Mathew Wade (21-ball 45*) helped Australia beat India by four wickets at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. With this win, Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series.

Nothing could have been worse for Rohit Sharma than the abysmal performance of the bowlers along with wrong feedback from wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik on DRS calls. A wicketkeeper plays a vital role while taking DRS calls.

During the first T20 against Australia, Karthik looked skeptical when Umesh Yadav tricked Glenn Maxwell in front of the wickets. In spite of that, Rohit immediately took the review and then amusingly gave a hostile look to Karthik. The video of their funny death looks went viral on social media. 

Earlier, captain Aaron Finch invited India to bat first after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli departed cheaply. However, KL Rahul, the right-handed batter hit a 50-plus score. Suryakumar Yadav was another star batter for India as he played a valuable 25-ball 46 run innings for the team. Hardik Pandya closed India’s innings by smashing three back-to-back sixes to power team India to 208/6 in 20 overs. Coming to India’s bowling, they had momentum in their favor in the middle overs but towards the end of the innings, their bowling was pretty ordinary as yet another destructive knock from Wade took Australia over the winning line.

India vs Australia’s 2nd T20I match will be played in Nagpur on 23rd September. The same venue will host the third and final T20I in Hyderabad. After this, India will play three T20s and three ODIs against South Africa.