IPL 2019: Was it the most bizarre shot ever? MI captain Rohit Sharma did the unthinkable during MI v RR at the Wankhede Stadium. It happened in the 10th over when Rohit premeditatively came down the track as Gowtham smartly darted it down the leg-side. Rohit spotted that and in order to not get stumped, he kicked it away into the leg-side with his front leg. Would have been a wide had he let that go and even Samson could have found it tough to grab. As he deliberately padded it away, the batters can’t take the single. Also Read - Will Rohit Sharma Score Runs in England? Former India Wicketkeeper Answers
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Meanwhile, Rohit has been dismissed for 47 off 32 balls. He got the team off to a good start with Quinton De Kock after the Royals won the toss and opted to field. Rohit and De Kock stitched a partnership of 96 runs for the opening wicket.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the bizarre shot:
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Liam Livingstone, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni