- Australia scored 369 runs in their first innings in Brisbane Test
- By the end of the second day, India scored 62 runs for two wickets
- The day after tea was not played due to rain
- Rohit Sharma became the victim of off-spinner Nathan Lyon by scoring 44 runs.
Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 44 in the first innings of the Brisbane Test. Rohit attempted to play a big shot off Nathan Lyon but he was caught out at mid-wicket by Mitchell Starc. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is very upset with Rohit’s shot.
Gavaskar termed Rohit’s batting as ‘irresponsible’. He said that Rohit is an experienced batsman and he should not play such a shot. Rohit was batting well at 44 and lost his wicket by playing a bad shot. After his dismissal, Australia has started to appear in good condition.
Gavaskar while doing a commentary on Channel 7 said, “Senior batsman Rohit Sharma has played irresponsible shots.”
Gavaskar said, ‘Why? Why? Why? ‘ I do not understand why he played this shot. There was no need for this shot. There is a fielder on long on, a fielder on square leg. You’ve just hit a few boundaries before, why do you need to play such shots? You are a senior player, there is no excuse to play this shot, of course you cannot make any excuse to play this bad shot.
He said, ‘Absolutely unnecessary wicket. You gave Australia a wicket as a gift. This is test match cricket. You have to convert it into a big century after starting. Especially when the front team has scored 369 runs.
Earlier, India bowled Australia at 369 in their first innings. T Natarajan and Washington Sundar, making their Test debut for India, took three wickets each. Shardul Thakur also dismissed three batsmen.