India’s Test opener Rohit Sharma was spotted doing shadow batting at the batting crease on the fourth day during Australia’s second innings in the fourth Test in Brisbane. While he was doing so, Steve Smith was watching him. It is believed that Rohit Sharma was teasing the unorthodox batting, who was himself under huge scrutiny for shadow batting and rubbing Rishabh Pant’s guard during India’s second innings in the third Test at Sydney.
The video of Rohit Sharma’s shadow batting has gone viral on social media and netizens are enjoying it unlike going wild when Smith did the same. The Aussie batsman was labelled a cheater and his dark past was again being linked. However, Rohit didn’t scuff the pitch like Smith.
Here, watch Rohit Sharma’s shadow batting:
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After getting trolled badly during the third Test, Steve Smith said that he was disappointed with the reaction of people and had said that it was one of his quirky habits.
“I have been quite shocked and disappointed by the reaction to this. It’s something I do in games to visualise where we are bowling, how the batter is playing our bowlers and then out of habit I always mark centre,” Smith told the Daily Telegraph, as reported by Fox Sports.
As far as the fourth day is concerned, Steve Smith scored a fluent century to help Australia put 328 runs target for India.
Rohit Sharma has become the highest catcher for India in Brisbane:
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has also earned a new feat on the same day. He has become the first Indian to pick five catches in Brisbane. Stationed at slip, he has successfully grabbed the catches of Marnus Labuschange and Cameron Green during the second innings while David Warner, Tim Paine and Steve Smith’s catch during the first innings.