While Rohit displayed his skill with a career-best 121* in the exciting final over, where a rare double Super Over occurred, creating history in international cricket, Kohli’s performance was mixed.
After a 14-month break, skipper Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli made a glorious comeback for Team India with a 3-0 victory against Afghanistan in the last Twenty20 International series before the World Cup. While Rohit displayed his skill with a career-best 121* in the exciting final over, where a rare double Super Over occurred, creating history in international cricket, Kohli’s performance was mixed.
When Rohit Sharma, in an unprecedented gesture, stood aside just before the final ball in the Super Over to allow Rinku Singh to face, the drama reached a fever pitch. The dispute arose around Rohit’s status under Super Over regulations—retired out or injured. In the second Super Over, Rohit came back to bat in defiance of protests, which heightened the argument.
Karim Janat of Afghanistan clarified the viewpoint of his team by saying, “We didn’t know much about that.” The umpires were consulted by our management. We found out later that Rohit shouldn’t have been let to bat first. You cannot take the field again, not even if you were retired out. Given that what has transpired is now past, there isn’t much we can do about it. It was between the coach and the captain, but they talked about it afterward, Janat told Hindustan Times.
During the post-match press conference, Afghanistan’s coach Jonathan Trott said he was unsure if Rohit had retired hurt or not. Has a Super Over ever consisted of two? That’s my main point here. We continue to impose these new guidelines. During the news conference held after the game, Trott stated, “We kept testing the rules, we kept testing the guidelines.”
In the first Super Over, there was another controversy that erupted after Mohammad Nabi ran three byes off a deflection off his body. This incident resulted in a heated argument between Nabi and Rohit Sharma. Janat stood up for Nabi, saying it was just a miscommunication.
“There was miscommunication. A runner would not be able to determine where the ball is coming from if it were thrown to him from behind. Five runs were given even in the opening Twenty20 International when Gill’s bat deflected the ball. The bowler from Afghanistan stated, “The hitter wasn’t at fault here.
Since this is my first season in ILT20, I’ll be experiencing something new: Janat
Janat joined the Gulf Giants in the UAE’s ILT20 league following the T20I series. Janat hopes to help the Giants defend their championship as a rookie in the league by overcoming the difficulties of adjusting to new surroundings and controlling travel weariness.
“This will be a new experience for me as this is my first season in ILT20.” However, my squad is a champion. So, we’ll make an effort to act accordingly. It takes a little while to adjust to new circumstances. You are in charge of the travel. But that’s what you have to do to play cricket. You must continue to be physically healthy, Janat remarked.