Don't ever bother! That's what Harsha Bhogle told Rohit Sharma even as India's stand-in skipper promises to be extra cautious while expression his emotions in the field. Rohit played a knock to remember on Thursday to help India beat Bangladesh by eight wickets with 26 balls to level the series 1-1 at Rajkot.
But during the Bangladesh innings, Rohit seemed to have lost the plot and many claimed that he indeed swore at one of the umpires after a stumping decision against Soumya Sarkar went against India.
In the 13th over, Pant stumped Sarkar to give Yuzvendra Chahal his second wicket of the over, but the giant screen displayed not out, and that left Rohit furious. Eventually, after much confusion, the right decision was made and Sarkar left the field.
Fans soon took to social media sites and invoked England all-rounder Ben Stokes, for obvious reasons. Relive the moment here:
And HERE's one proper 'Ben Stokes' expression.
Reminding Rohit of his reaction, Bhogle, who was doing the post-match rituals, presented the Indian skipper with a teasing statement. And Rohit admits to his fallacy, saying he's an emotional guy.
"We will do this in two parts, one as captain and one as the man of the match... you know when you are captain of your team, there is always one camera on you all the time." There, Rohit even managed to laugh a bit. "And the expressions were wonderful to watch today," continued Bhogle.
"Yea, I will make sure that... that where the camera, where the camera is," Rohit said, for his part.
Watch it here, starting after 4:15 seconds, courtesy BCCI:
Playing in his 100th T20I match for India, the 32-year-old from Nagpur toyed with Bangladesh bowlers, hitting six fours and six sixes.
He reached the fifty in just 23 balls, with a six off Afif Hossain. This was his joint-fastest fifty, after 22-ball half-century against the West Indies at Lauderhill in 2016.
In the process, he also completed 2000 international runs this calendar year. He now has 2537 runs in the shortest format of the game in 100 matches with four centuries and 17 fifties.
Chasing a target of 154 runs, India reached the target in 15.3 to register a convincing eight-wicket win to level the three-match series 1-1.
Bangladesh won the first match by seven wickets. In that match, Rohit surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most capped Indian player in men's cricket. And tonight, he joined Harmanpreet Kaur to become the second Indian to achieve play hundred T20Is.
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