Fans criticize Rohit Sharma after captain poor decision cost India’s second T20I against West Indies

India captain Rohit Sharma is facing criticism from the fans after one of his decisions failed to deliver the desired results during his second T20I against the West Indies on Monday (August 1). The West Indies beat India by five wickets per match to equalize the level in the five-match series.

When asked to do the bat first, India couldn’t handle well at bats and were all out for a modest total of 138. Rohit Sharma went out for a golden duck the first time and India never recovered from that setback. The visitors continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were eventually all out for 138. Hardik Pandya scored India’s highest goal with 31 ball runs.

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Rohit Sharma, Nicholas Puran (Credits: Twitter)

For the West Indies, Obed McCoy was the bowlers’ choice, taking 6 wickets for just 17 while Jason Holder also picked up 2 wickets. Chasing 139, the West Indies crossed the finish line in the last period of the game. Opening Brandon King was the home team’s top scorer, scoring 68 while wicket-keeper Devon Thomas also played an unbeaten decisive kick from just 31 from 19 balls.

Rohit Sharma faces criticism for the poor decision:

With India losing the match, fans were criticizing Rohit Sharma for one of his captain decisions. With 10 runs needed to get out of the final, Rohit handed the ball to Avish Khan instead of Bhoveneshwar Kumar who had two in excess. Rohit’s sudden and daring move didn’t get the desired results because Avish gave up running in only two balls.

Bovneshwar Kumar
Bovneshwar Kumar (Credits: Twitter)

The right-arm helix threw a no-ball first, continuing to drop six of the first legitimate ball from above. The match ended with the next delivery as Thomas crushed the young Indian for four. Because Avish failed to defend the run, fans criticized Rohit for his decision not to hand the ball to Bhoveneshwar.

Here are some of the reactions:

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