Rohit Sharma was holed out within the deep as he tried to tackle Nathan Lyon on Day 2.© AFP
Sunil Gavaskar, former India captain, was livid with Rohit Sharma’s shot choice on Day 2 of the continued fourth Test on the Gabba on Saturday. Rohit threw his wicket away as he tried to tackle Nathan Lyon, with a fielder ready within the deep for a mistimed shot. The India opener was overwhelmed in flight by Lyon and ballooned a easy catch to Mitchell Starc. After his dismissal, Gavaskar, on air for Channel 7 Cricket, questioned the “irresponsible shot” from “senior” batsman Rohit Sharma.
“Why? Why? Why? That’s an unbelievable shot. That’s an irresponsible shot. There’s a fielder there at long on, there is a fielder there at square leg. You’ve just hit a boundary a couple of deliveries earlier, why would you play that shot? You’re a senior player, there’s no excuse, absolutely no excuse for this shot,” Gavaskar stated whereas on air throughout Day 2 of the continued Gabba Test.
“An unnecessary wicket, an unnecessary wicket gifted away. Totally unnecessary,” Gavaskar added.
Earlier within the day, India managed to bowl out Australia for 369 runs of their first innings.
Debutants T Natarajan and Washington Sundar picked up three wickets every.
Shardul Thakur additionally accounted for 3 wickets whereas Mohammed Siraj picked up the wicket of David Warner.
India misplaced the wickets of Shubman Gill and Rohit earlier than the Tea interval.
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