Captain Rohit Sharma's disappointed gesture towards the debutant

The Indian cricket team got a huge victory over the West Indies in the first test of the two-match test series on Saturday. The Rohit Sharma-led side brutally thrashed the hosts by an innings and 141 runs on Day 3 of the match and had a winning start to their World Test Championship 2023–25 cycle. Asked to bowl first, the visitors bundled out the West Indies for just 150 in the first innings and then went on to post 421/5 before declaring in the first session on Day 3. However, skipper Rohit Sharma's displeased gesture towards wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan went viral.
Ishan, who made his debut in the longest format with this match, took 20 balls to open his run tally, which left Rohit visibly angry. After Ishan was not able to get off the mark in the first 19 deliveries, the skipper emerged from the dressing room and prompted him to take a single.
Rohit told the media, "I was just letting them know we have an over or so before declaring. I wanted Ishan to get off the mark; I wanted to tell him to get his personal mark, and then we had to declare. I could see that he was always eager to bat; it could be frustrating for them."




Jul 15, 2023 3:54 PM