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After Virat Kohli won the toss in Southampton on Saturday (June 22), India aimed to dominate Afghanistan bowlers by opting to bat first. But, the Afghan bowlers have kept things tight by bowling on right areas which somewhat mounted pressure on the openers; Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
Gulbadin Naib, who introduced Mujeeb Ur Rahman early on saw him producing a dream delivery to get rid of Rohit.
India lost their first wicket at the score of seven. Rohit, who slammed 148 off 113 balls against Pakistan in Manchester on June 16, struggled to score runs early on against Afghanistan. He faced ten deliveries for a run before taking a long way back to the dressing room.
The incident unfolded on the second delivery of the fifth over bowled by Mujeeb. The 18-year-old mystery spinner has paid rich dividends early on for Afghanistan.
The off-spinner Rahman has left an early impact in his international cricket by having a knack of producing outstanding results with the ball in hand.
How Mujeeb Ur Rahman got Rohit Sharma’s wicket in Southampton.
Mujeeb, who sent down a carom ball it spun as Rohit got bamboozled following a late foot movement. The right-handed batsman has failed to kill the spin, before the ball beats him all hands up to struck his off-stump.
Earlier, many have had expected a big knock from Rohit. The exquisite timer of the ball, Rohit himself had show hunger for runs at the ICC World Cup. In the ongoing ICC event, Rohit has notched up two hundreds and looked quite comfortable against any bowling attack. But he proved to be too lazy while playing a short on the bowling of Rohit.
With game progressing, the visuals from the Indian dressing room were not-so-good when cameras focused on Rohit. The seasoned campaigner Rohit looked totally dejected. So much so, while wearing shades, Rohit had also had a look at his shot before nodding his head in utter disappointment.
Here’s the video of Mujeeb Ur Rahman bamboozling Rohit Sharma: