Rohit Sharma, the man who has been the consistent run-getter for India has been the failure in India’s tour to South Africa 2018. Apart from the stunning century in the match-winning cause, Rohit Sharma never showed the consistency in away series and now bags an unwanted record to his name.
The flamboyant opening batsman registered a golden duck in the last T20I of the series which also made him the leading Inidian batsman to bag most duck outs in T20 International cricket. He has been dismissed four (4) times for a duck out thus being at the top of an unwanted stat chart.
Rohit Sharma now crossed Yusuf Pathan and Ashish Nehra in the list who have 3 ducks to their name in the very same format so far. Certainly, Rohit Sharma will be the disappointing one if he noticed his name at the top of the list. However, fans are expecting him to rock the stage in the key clash at Cape Town.
Coming to the match report, India who were put into bat first by the visitors got one of the bad starts of the series as Junior Dala knocked out Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in a quick succession to see India on a back foot. However, Manish Pandey and MS Dhoni repaired the things efficiently to post 187 on the board.
In reply to the chase, South Africans played over to over game as rain played a huge part in the game. In covering the D\L score, Proteas neared to the total which was chased down easily in the end. Heinrich Klassen and Duminy are the stars for the Proteas as they both sealed a stunning victory at Centurion to make a way for the thrilling decider at Cape Town.
Here are the stats:
Rohit Sharma – 4
Yusuf Pathan – 3
Ashish Nehra – 3