Rohit Sharma brought up his 18th century as Virat Kohli scored a crucial 50 and that has set Twitter berserk as India beat England by 8 wickets to take a 1-0 lead. But what is catching the eye is the netizen who is thanking Anushka Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh for their presence at the ground. In the past, the same wife’s of the cricketers faced flak from fans when they misfired or their form dipped.Also Read - India Tour of South Africa: Virat Kohli-Led India's Predicted Playing XI And Squad For SA Tour; Ruturaj Gaikwad, Harshal Patel in Line For Selection
Virat and Rohit stitched a partnership of 167 runs to see India through. Rohit remained not out on 137 off 14 balls. His innings comprised of 15 fours and four sixes. Virat departed for a well-made 75 off 82 balls. Also Read - India Tour of South Africa: All You Need to Know About the World Class Bio-Secure Arrangements Assured by Cricket South Africa
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Rohit Sharma also became the only batsman to hit a century at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. No other Indian has ever done it.
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Here is how Twitter reacted.
Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav picked up a record-breaking 6/25 to rattle England, who were going great guns at a certain point of time in the match when Jason Roy (38) Bairstow (38) got off to a flyer. The hosts could not even bat their full quota of overs getting dismissed for 268 in 49.5 overs.
India got off to a rollicking start as Dhawan scored 40 off 27 to give India the start. Once Dhawan was out, Rohit continued his purple patch and slammed his 18th ton in ODI cricket. Virat Kohli too brought up a half-century, he was dismissed for 75 off 82 balls. He gave solid support to Rohit, who looked at ease striking the ball.
Unlike the aforementioned tweet, these tweets made way-more-sense. Have a look at the pick of the tweets.
Here are some for Virat Kohli, the Indian captain who has been in ominous form in 2018. Currently, Virat Kohli averages 350+ in ODI chases this year.
Kohli has scored 633 runs in 7 innings at a Bradmanesque average of 158.25 at a strike rate of 98.44.
Meanwhile, India has the chance of pipping England from the No 1 spot in the ODI series. India needs to win two out of three. Kuldeep Yadav bagged the Man of the match.