India skipper Rohit Sharma needed only 20-odd runs to reach 10,000 ODI runs in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. He was coming off a half-century against Pakistan on September 10 (the first day of the game). Meanwhile, the Indian skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. After all, less than 24 hours back, they defeated Pakistan by 228 runs. As the wicket was dry and used one, the decision seemed fine.
Meanwhile, talking about Rohit’s milestone, he reached it with a six against Kasun Rajitha in the seventh over of their innings. At this point, he was batting at 17 and this six helped him to reach the landmark. The 36-year-old ended up getting 53 off 48 balls including seven fours and two sixes on a wicket on which the ball came on well when it was new. As the ball older, batting started becoming difficult.
Meanwhile, talking about Sharma’s career, he made his ODI debut in 2007. He started opening the batting regularly during the victorious Champions Trophy 2013 campaign. Notably, he did the same against South Africa in January 2011 and six months before CT13. In this position, the right-hander has completed 8001 runs. Talking about his overall numbers, he has 10031 runs in 248 games and 241 innings averaging 48.93 including three double hundreds.
Meanwhile, during the rain delay in the ongoing game, former India opener, Gautam Gambhir credited MS Dhoni for Sharma’s success. Notably, Gambhir hasn’t spoken mugh highly of Dhoni’s captaincy, especially after the controversial 2012 CB series, including India, Australia, and Sri Lanka. Apparently, during the tri-nation series, Dhoni is said to have made a decision about not playing Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar for the 2015 ODI World Cup.
Since then, Gambhir hasn’t been happy with Dhoni on cricketing terms.
Rohit Sharma-led side in the game despite the low score
Meanwhile, talking about the game, India went from 80/0 to 213 all-out. For the first time in their history, they lost all the 10 wickets to spinners, with Dunith Wellalage taking a five-for and Charitha Asalanka taking four and Maheesh Theekshana taking the last wicket. In reply, India reduced the Lankans to 26/3 but the home side is currently going at 58/3 at the time of writing.
This is how Twitter reacted
He is giving mixed signals like my ex. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/NIwzoliyLV
— The CrickFun (@TheCrickFun) September 12, 2023
Bipolar disorder hai Gambhir sahab ko😭
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) September 12, 2023
And MS dhoni is because of Saurav Ganguli.
Everyone is because of someone. Nothing new in it
— Samira (@Logical_Girll) September 12, 2023
He will blame MSD one day for one reason & another day for a whole new one.
But That Six hit by MSD stays within him.
— CMA Monesh (@Cmamonesh) September 12, 2023
— Naks..! (@oyenakss) September 12, 2023
Rare Good statement by Gambhir.
Spitted fact only.
— MAHIYANK™ (@Mahiyank_78) September 12, 2023
Rohit fans nahi maanenge ☠️
— जौली ♡☾ (@blackbindigirl) September 12, 2023
Kbhi kbhi gambhir bhi acchi baatein krleta haii
— 𝐒𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐌𝐒𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧™ (@Itzshreyas07) September 12, 2023
Rare And Biggest W For Gautam Gambhir pic.twitter.com/y6xmNNlFTA
— Aufridi Chumtya (@ShuhidAufridi) September 12, 2023
Politician MS Dhoni dropped Rohit Sharma in 2011 and chosen useless Piyush Chawla
MS Dhoni eventually tried to destroy Rohit Sharma’s career.
— Ctrl C Ctrl Memes (@Ctrlmemes_) September 12, 2023