Rohit Sharma-led Team India is gearing up for the rescheduled Birmingham Test against England from July 1. The visitors are currently playing a practice game against the Leicestershire Foxes and the fixture thanks to offering some rare sights on the field such as Bumrah’s bowling. Like Virat Kohli and Rohit.
Actually, in this game against India XI, four Indian players – Cheteshwar Pujara, famous Krishna, Bumrah and Pant are representing County Cricket Club. And thus, national teammates playing against each other in foreign first-class games has left the spectators in a frenzy.
On Thursday, Rishabh Pant was seen celebrating after India skipper Rohit was dismissed early in the first session.
It happened in the 16th over of the innings when right-arm pacer Roman Walker bowled a short delivery, tempting the Indian captain to take a pull shot. Unfortunately, Rohit was caught at deep mid-wicket by Abidin Sakande and was dismissed for 25 for 47. After taking the catch, Pant involuntarily celebrated with a fist pump before joining the rest of the Leicestershire team-mates.
Watch the video of Rohit Sharma’s dismissal here:
| Rohit (25) c Sakande, b Walker.
— Leicestershire Fox (@leicsccc) 23 June 2022
Earlier the visiting team won the toss and decided to bat first. However, they suffered a major top-order collapse against Leicestershire. KS Bharat led India’s recovery after losing his first five for 82. He scored a half-century, taking the team to 246/8 at stumps on the first day.
Bharat ensured that India did not lose momentum despite Virat Kohli’s one-set wicket for 33 runs. They found support from Umesh Yadav (23) and Mohammed Shami (18 not out) in partnerships of 66 and 32, and ended the day unbeaten on 70. Rain forced an early end.
Bharat put up a 57-run partnership with Kohli, but the partnership ended after Roman Walker dismissed the former India captain lbw. The 21-year-old pacer then dismissed Shardul Thakur to complete his five-for (five for 24) and put India on a difficult surface.
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