IND vs SL 1st ODI: Former India skipper Virat Kohli’s reaction to Rohit Sharma surviving a LBW call via DRS has gone viral on social media. The incident happened during India’s first ODI match against Sri Lanka, Tuesday, at Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first. For India, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma came out to bat as openers. While Gill scored his fifth ODI fifty, senior opener Rohit notched up his career’s 47th ODI fifty, putting India on top in the match.
However, Rohit Sharma could have returned to the pavilion, just five runs before his fifty. When the flamboyant batter was batting unbeaten on 45 in the 11th over, the batter was hit on pads as he completely misread a googly from Waninidu Hasaranga. Sri Lanka opted to take a DRS review to check whether Rohit was LBW out. It was the umpires’ call that saved Rohit from missing his fifty.
Virat Kohli, who was sitting in the dugout, was spotted raising his finger while interacting with Ishan Kishan. Video of Virat’s reaction to Rohit surviving the DRS review went viral on social media.
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India playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka