India opener Rohit Sharma played an uncharacteristic scoop shot of Jason Behrendorff during the 1st ODI at Hyderabad. For someone who usually trusts his technique and plays in front of the wickets and to the merit of the ball, it was strange to see Rohit attempt such a shot. He pulled it off successfully as he scored an important 27 off 66 balls. One felt he got tied up and could not rotate the strike. He played an important role in stitching a crucial 76-run-partnership with Virat Kohli after India lost an early wicket in the form of Dhawan for a duck.
Here is the video:
In the video, you can see how Virat Kohli is awestruck as his expression says it all. Both catch-up mid-pitch to discuss the shot. It came off hence it looked good, had he gifted his wicket with that shot the responses would have been different.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah