IND vs SL: “The way Dasun hit Shanaka, we’re not getting him out like that” – Rohit Sharma on withdrawing non-striker’s run-out appeal

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At the post-match presentation ceremony, India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma revealed the real reason behind the withdrawal of the non-striker appeal against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team captain Dasun Shanaka.

India National Cricket Team secured a 67-run victory over Sri Lanka National Cricket Team in the first ODI match at Guwahati to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The second ODI will be played on Thursday, January 12 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Rohit Sharma and Dasun Shanaka (Credits: Twitter)

Losing the toss, India batted first to put a massive 373/7 on the board in 50 overs with the help of dominant performances from the top three – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.

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Kohli smoked 113 runs off 87 balls, with 12 fours and 1 six. Gill scored 70 runs off 60 balls, with 11 fours, and Rohit hit 83 runs off 67 balls, with 9 fours and 3 sixes.

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Chasing the mark, Sri Lanka’s batsmen competed against Indian bowlers, losing wickets at regular intervals. They were reduced to 179/7 and soon to 206/8. Then came a Dasun Shanaka battle master class that helped Sri Lanka avoid a humiliating defeat. Shanaka even smashed his second ODI barrel but it wouldn’t have been possible without Rohit Sharma’s help.

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Had no idea Shami did that – Rohit Sharma

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Rohit (Image Credit: Twitter)

On the 4th ball of the 50th over, when Dasun Shanaka found himself at the end of the non-striker with a score of 98*, pacer Mohammed Shami saw the Sri Lanka captain go too far back and decided to just drop the bail. hitting at the non-striker. striker’s end and roll call for a run-out.

When the on-field umpire went up to the third umpire to check the dismissal, Rohit Sharma intervened and together with Shami decided to withdraw the run-out appeal.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit Sharma said he had no idea that Shami knocked out Shanka at the non-striker’s end. He added that the Sri Lanka captain batted brilliantly and they didn’t want him Mankad. He said:

“I had no idea Shami did that (run out), he hit 98. The way he hit was brilliant, we can’t get him out like that. Not something we thought about, hats off to him, he played really well.”

Shanaka put up a sensational fight, scoring a spectacular 108* runs off 88 balls, including 12 fours and 3 sixes. Also, he collected brilliant 100* runs in 73 balls with Kasun Rajitha.

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Shanaka. Pic Credits: Twitter.

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