In the IND vs AFG T20 series, a captivating clash unfolded as India and Afghanistan faced off in Mohali, marking India’s final T20 series before the highly anticipated T20 World Cup 2024. The return of cricket icons Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added excitement, with Rohit taking the helm in Kohli’s absence for the first T20I.
This series holds significance as both players make their T20I comeback since the T20 World Cup 2022, especially with Rohit Sharma’s aggressive batting style since the memorable T20 World Cup 2023. The series not only serves as crucial preparation for the upcoming global showdown but also fuels anticipation for an intense battle between two cricketing powerhouses, shaping India’s T20 journey narrative.
On a chilly evening in Mohali, with the temperature at a mere 8 degrees Celsius, India and Afghanistan engaged in a thrilling T20 face-off. Despite the icy conditions, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field first. Against a frosty dusk, Afghanistan managed to post a commendable 158-5 in their 20 overs, showcasing resilience in challenging weather conditions.
Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma took the stage in the opening act of the chase, only to be caught in an unfortunate mix-up.
Rohit sharma abusing Gill for his own mistake 💔
Youngsters are in trouble under Rohit captaincy🙏pic.twitter.com/YMA7o8Ojjn
— M. (@IconicKohIi) January 11, 2024
Miscommunication unfolded in the initial over, leaving Rohit stranded as Gill focused on the ball’s trajectory. A brilliant display of fielding by Zadran at mid-off thwarted Rohit’s shot, leading to confusion as Gill failed to respond to Rohit’s call to run. Fuming with frustration, Rohit had to make the solemn walk back to the pavilion. The aftermath of the on-field misunderstanding saw Rohit gesturing animatedly at Gill, expressing anger and disappointment.