India captain Rohit Sharma did miss the ODI series opener against Australia in Mumbai due to a family commitment but was back with the team for the second ODI. While India did not have the best of outings on the cricket field at the YS Raja Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, a hilarious video featuring Rohit at the airport has gone viral on social media.
The video seems to be from the team’s arrival at the airport. A fan wanted to capture the moment of the team’s arrival and had his camera on when Rohit Sharma, who was walking by, noticed it and gifted a rose to the man. The Indian opener can even be be heard saying “Will You Marry Me” to the fan.
The short clip has gone viral on social media.
Take a look:
Rohit Sharma is an amazing character – what a guy! pic.twitter.com/YZzPmAKGpk
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 19, 2023
Talking about the cricketing action, it was a disappointing day on the field for the hosts. After being invited to bat first, the star-studded Indian lineup were bowled out for 117 in just 26 overs. The Indian top-order was blown away by Mitchell Starc’s left-arm swing bowling who got rid of each of the first four Indian batters to get out.
Starc’s fellow seam-bowlers Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis picked 5 wickets between themselves before Starc returned to get the last Indian wicket to fall and complete a well-deserved fifer (5/53).
In response, Australian openers breezed past the Indian total in 11 overs. Mitchell Marsh, in particular, was pleasing to the eye as he scored 66 off 36 deliveries and had 6 fours and 6 massive sixes in his innings. Travis Head almost matched his strike rate, remaining unbeaten on 51 as Australia won by 10 wickets and 234 balls remaining to level the series 1-1.
The final match of the the series will be played on March 22 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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