‘I doff my cap to you’: Rohit Sharma hailed for his sportsmanship | Cricket Information – Instances of India

NEW DELHI: India’s 67-run victory over Sri Lanka within the first ODI in Guwahati on Tuesday won’t solely be remembered for the stupendous batting performances by the hosts, however it’s skipper Rohit Sharma’s sportsmanship that earned reward from all quarters.
Rohit exhibited probably the greatest examples of sportsmanship within the sport of cricket within the latest previous. The incident occurred within the final over of the match when pacer Mohammed Shami ‘Mankaded’ rival skipper Dasun Shanaka, who was unbeaten on 98, on the non-striker’s finish.
However to everybody’s disbelief, Rohit determined to withdraw the enchantment that paved the best way for Shanaka to finish his second ODI ton.
“I had no idea Shami did that (run-out), he (Shanaka) was batting on 98. The way he batted was brilliant, we cannot get him out like that. Not something that we thought of, hats off to him, he played really well,” Rohit mentioned on the post-match presentation ceremony.
Rohit’s good conduct on the sector was praised by former Sri Lankan gamers Angelo Mathews and Sanath Jayasuriya.
Taking to Twitter, Mathews wrote “Not many captains would do this but hats off to ?@ImRo45? for withdrawing the appeal even though the law says so! Displaying great sportsmanship.”

“The real winner was the sportsmanship of Rohit Sharma for refusing to take the run out. I doff my cap to you !” Jayasuriya tweeted.

On the match entrance, using on Virat Kohli’s 73rd worldwide hundred and half-centuries from Rohit and Shubman Gill, India posted an imposing 373 for seven after being requested to bat first.
In response, Sri Lanka have been by no means within the hunt after shedding half their facet for 161, however Shanaka (108 not out off 88 balls) stood tall amid the ruins together with his preventing knock and took his facet to 306/8.

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