Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has yet again failed to deliver in the ongoing second Test against England at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, January 4.
Rohit was batting on 13 when he faced England veteran pacer James Anderson in the 2nd over of the first session on Day 3 of Vizag Test. Anderson delivered the ball at a good length and angled towards the stump, luring Indian skipper into playing defensive shot. The ball evaded Rohit Sharma's bat and hit the stumps.
With this, James Anderson provided the first breakthrough for England on Day 3 after visitors were bundled out for 253 in 55.5 overs and handing a 143-run lead to Team India on previous day.
In India's first innings batting, Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 14 by young debutant Shoaib Bashir on Day 1 of the second Test in Vizag. Indian skipper is yet to come up with impactful performance in the ongoing Test series against England. In the Hyderabad Test, Rohit scored 24 and 39 in two innings.
However, Indian cricket fans are disappointed with Rohit Sharma's repeated failures with the bat in the ongoing Test series and took to social media, especially X (formerly Twitter) to brutally troll the Team India skipper not just for his another cheap dismissal but also reminding him of abusing Indian players while fielding on Day 2.
Here's how fans reacted to Rohit Sharma's another poor returns
Shubman Gill's half-century steadied India's ship after early blows
India resumed their second innings at 28/0 on the board, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma batting on 15 and 13, respectively. The pair was hoping to dominate England bowlers in the first session until England veteran James Anderson removed both openers in the morning itself.
India were 30/2 when Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer took the responsibility of India's batting in the opening session. The pair built 81-run partnership for the third wicket before Tom Hartley removed Iyer for 29 at 111/3. Thereafter, Gill was joined by Rajat Patidar at the crease. However, Patidar walked back to pavilion early after being dismissed for 9 by Rehan Ahmed at 122/4.
Meanwhile, Shubman Gill completed his first half-century of the Test series against England. Also, it was his maiden fifty while batting at no.3 in Tests. After Patidar's dismissal, Gill was joined by Axar Patel at the crease. The pair kept India's batting sailing and ensured no further fall of wickets towards the end of first session.
At the end of first session, India posted a total of 130/4 in 35 overs on the board, with Gill and Axar batting on 60 and 2, respectively.