Rohit Sharma‘s poor run continues in IPL 2023. The Mumbai Indians skipper, batting at No.3, got out for yet another duck. This time, it was against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni was brilliant with a tactical move which helped CSK get Rohit’s wicket. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as MS Dhoni pulls off a masterstroke to get Rohit Sharma out.
MS Dhoni pulls off a masterstroke to get Rohit Sharma out
It was a surprise when Rohit Sharma did not come out to bat with Ishan Kishan. However, it was understandable because he was in poor form. That said, both Ishan Kishan and Cameron Green fell early and it was inevitable for Rohit Sharma to come to bat.
The Indian skipper too did not last long in the game. He fell for a three-ball duck. MS Dhoni was in top form as a skipper to get this scalp. It was in the powerplay but yet, he came up to the stumps to the bowling of Deepak Chahar. The field was set such that Rohit could easily play the lap shot. Rohit Sharma tried that but his poor form meant that he could not time properly and it was an easy catch for Ravindra Jadeja at gully.
Any other skipper would have let the momentum of the team continue. However, despite Rohit surprising MSD by not opening the batting, MSD also dished out a surprise by making a special move to walk up to the stumps. Overall, it was MS Dhoni’s brilliant field placement that helped CSK get the wicket. Deepak Chahar also bowled well to fulfill MSD’s vision.
Twitter reacts to the terrific move
MS Dhoni is known for such moves in his entire career. This time around, it was another brilliant strategist Rohit Sharma who became the victim of MSD’s tactics. Here is how Twitter reacted to the same:
Commentator said "Great move from MS Dhoni to stand up early on the innings to Rohit & it worked for him". pic.twitter.com/nrYF6bNYamAdvertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 6, 2023
This may lead MI Out of point Table. Sad for MI https://t.co/geVMaI7scCAdvertisement
— Devansushah (@devansushah) May 6, 2023
Dhoni played with ego there, no batsmen with rohit’s experience will play that shot, when the team’s 13 for 2 and you yourself have played just 2 balls. So sad https://t.co/5lONxAwrrUAdvertisement
— Naman (@NamanAg_) May 6, 2023
— San_k (@San__twt) May 6, 2023
It was all just because of Ishan who put pressure on him while batting, otherwise my Idol Rohit Sharma was going to make a hundred today. https://t.co/UEhxygwBDOAdvertisement
— Bharbhuti ji (@crickdevil) May 6, 2023
The plan 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/yMZoY15AHIAdvertisement
— Rahul Sharma (@rahuls19926) May 6, 2023
Greatest captain of all time 🐐Advertisement
— 🄺Ⓐ🅃🄷🄸🅁 1⃣5⃣ (@katthikathir) May 6, 2023