Rohit Sharma’s epic reaction as Steve Smith refuses to walk despite being caught behind

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Rohit Sharma chuckled seeing Steve Smith not walk off himself despite being caught behind

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Sharma was disappointed seeing Steve Smith not walk off despite edging a ball into the hands of Dinesh Karthik.
  • Rohit didn’t confront Smith but smiled at the entire incident.
  • Smith was eventually given out as Rohit decided to use DRS.
India captain Rohit Sharma isn’t one of the most expressive players on the field. But, an incident during the first T20I against Australia drew an epic reaction from the Hitman. Australian batter, Steve Smith, who looked on song in the series opener in Mohali on Tuesday, refused to walk off despite edging a delivery into the hands of the wicket-keeper, leaving Rohit a little disappointed.
The incident took place in the 12th over of Australia’s batting, with Umesh Yadav being the Indian bowler bowling to the Aussie. Smith shuffled across the crease and looked to attempt a paddle scoop but Umesh seemed to have understood his attempt. The India pacer changed his line and length, forcing the Aussie batter to attempt a shot towards the third man instead.

Smith couldn’t hit the ball the way he wanted. The ball kissed his bat and went into the hands of wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik. Despite an aggressive appeal by the Indians, the umpire gave the decision in the favour of the batter.

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Rohit immediately signalled DRS but was quite disappointed with Smith’s decision to stay on. Though Rohit himself didn’t confront the Australian star, he expressed his feeling through a chuckle. Here’s the video:

The third umpire checked the footage and confirmed that Smith was successfully caught behind.

Smith’s dismissal was expected to put the game in India’s favour but Matthew Wade had other ideas. The wicket-keeper batter produced incredible blitzkrieg in the death overs, scoring a 21-ball 45 to win the contest for his side.

Speaking of the manner in which the match ended, Wade was quite ecstatic with his own performance and the way the entire batting unit came together to successfully chase down the target of 209 runs.

“I would like to make it a habit (of finishing games). It has been a nice 12-18 months, started to put some scores together and put a partnership with Tim David today, he has come down the order with those (finishing) roles. It is nice to get some youth and power like him which gives me time to start. At this ground it didn’t worry too much (to get going from the first ball), anywhere between 10-14 runs per over with wickets in hand we could probably chase it down, obviously the guys at the top of order got us off to a great start. If it gets to 13 runs per over early on then there’s a bit of panic but towards the end with a wicket like this and outfield like this you kinda back yourself,” he said.

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