Rohit Sharma scored a stunning century during the first One-Day International (ODI) between India national cricket team and Australia national cricket team on Saturday. The opening batsman scored 133 to register his 22nd ODI ton. However, his effort eventually went in vain as Australia beat India by 34 runs in the series-opener to take the lead in the three-match series.
India was off to a disastrous start while chasing 289 to take the lead in the series. Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson ran riot with the new ball early on to reduce India to 4 for 3, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu cheaply.
MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma then steadied the ship. With too much pressure on them, they did not go for the shots at all and just relied on occasional boundaries. However, as the innings progressed the two opened their arms and reached their consecutive fifties. But their 137-run stand ended in a disappointing manner when umpire Michael Gough gave a wrong decision to adjudge Dhoni lbw. The former India skipper departed after scoring 51 off 96 balls.
But unlike Dhoni, Rohit stayed firm and went on to score a stunning ton to keep India in chase. However, he lost partners at regular intervals. With the required rate mounting, Rohit finally departed after scoring 133 off 129 balls. India eventually ended on 254 for 9. Rohit’s knock was studded with 10 fours and six sixes.
Well, the latest knock has further cemented Rohit’s status as one of the best players in the world right now. However, the same cannot be said about Rohit the dancer. The opening batsman Rohit tried his hand at floss dance a day after his Sydney masterclass. In a video uploaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) twitter page, the Mumbai Indians skipper can be seen learning floss dance from Shikhar Dhawan’s younger daughter Rhea.
After seemingly trying to learn the moves, Rohit was seen giving up on his effort midway. Kedar Jadhav then decided to take the challenge.
Here is the video showing Rohit Sharma trying his hands at floss dance:
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2019