Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan 5th ODI: India captain Rohit Sharma came good as he hit a breathtaking 52 off 39 balls before he was picked by Shadab Khan of his first ball. But, what caught our attention was when Rohit hit a six and his wife Ritika lauded his effort. It is no more a secret that Ritika is a big fan of her husband even before they got married and she makes it a point to be present whenever Rohit is playing. Rohit got India off to a rollicking start chasing a paltry 162 set by Pakistan. It was Rohit’s second six of his innings comprising of three sixes. It came off the bowling of Usman. The ball was short and Rohit pulled it only to get a thickish top edge. The ball had the pace to go on and cross the ropes.
Here is Ritika Sajdeh’s reaction to Rohit’s sixer.
Chasing 162, India is 97/1 in 14.4 overs at the time of filing the copy. Dhawan was on 41 off 50 balls, looking set for a fifty and Rayudu had just come into the middle.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s double strike that pegged them back early on in the game. Then Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik stitched an 82-run partnership before Kuldeep broke the partnership and then it was a procession for Pakistan.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Shan Masood, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah