Rohit Sharma fell for 25 in the tour game against Leicestershire.©Twitter
When India play in their Test whites, it is indeed strange to see Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah celebrating captain Rohit Sharma’s wicket. But that’s exactly what happened in the tour match between India and Leicestershire which kicked off on Thursday. India face Leicestershire in a four-day training match at Grace Road, and some Indian players like Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Cheteshwar Pujara and Prasidh Krishna are playing for the county team. So when Rohit Sharma skied a takedown attempt from Leicestershire pacemaker Roman Walker and the ball was eventually caught, Pant was seen cheering on the slip-cord, while Bumrah was the first to congratulate with enthuses the bowler.
Watch: Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah celebrate Rohit Sharma’s wicket
☝️ | Rohit (25) v Sakande, v Walker.
𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐌: https://t.co/adbXpw0FcA 👈
— Leicestershire Foxes 🏏 (@leicsccc) June 23, 2022
Rohit Sharma hit three boundary and was sacked for 25. He was the second batter to fall after fellow flyhalf Shubman Gill was sacked by Will Davis for 21.
Hanuma Vihari was quick to follow them back to the hut, falling for 3 against Walker.
Prasidh Krishna then retired Shreyas Iyer for a duck, before Ravindra Jadeja became Walker’s third victim for a run-a-ball 13.
India are playing the practice match against Leicestershire ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test against England in Birmingham, which starts on July 1.
India were leading the series 2-1 last year when Game 5 was postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the visitors’ camp.
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