IND vs NZ: Watch – Rahul Dravid and Indian coaching staff in splits watch Rohit Sharma’s fumble at toss


India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma was part of an absolutely hilarious pre-game moment during the second ODI between India and New Zealand. The 35-year-old suffered an epic brain-fade moment when he won the coin toss and forgot whether to bat or bale first.

India defeated New Zealand by 12 points in the thrilling first ODI on Wednesday 18 January at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The second ODI between the Men In Blue and the Black Caps is currently underway at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur on Saturday, January 21.

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When India captain Rohit Sharma and New Zealand captain Tom Latham came out for the coin toss, a strange but funny incident happened. Rohit flipped the coin and the Kiwi Skipper called for ‘heads’, the coin fell as ‘tails’ and India won the toss.

However, the India captain was not ready for his decision and just stood there scratching his head in embarrassment. The turn of events caused laughter among the dignitaries present at the coin toss, including Tom Latham and match umpire Javagal Srinath. Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj, who watched from behind, couldn’t stop laughing either.

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Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid (PC-Getty Images)
Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid (PC-Getty Images)

After a long pause, Rohit finally said that “we will bowl first”. Meanwhile, a video has been circulating on social media in which Rahul Dravid and the Indian coaching staff are seen laughing as they watch Rohit Sharma’s fumble at the coin toss.

Watch the video here:

I forgot what we wanted to do, had a lot of discussions with the team about the coin toss – Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

During the toss, Rohit said that he had forgotten about the toss decision because of the many discussions in the locker room about it. He elaborated:

I forgot what we wanted to do, had a lot of discussions with the team about the toss decision, just wanted to challenge ourselves in difficult circumstances, but we bowl first. Was a good test for us knowing the wicket will get better to hit through and that was the challenge for us.

Bracewell hit well, but in the end we bowled well and won the game. Some dew fell during the practice sessions, but we have been informed by the curator that this will not play a role on match days. We batted first in Hyderabad, we wanted to bowl first here, same team.

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