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12:00 AM, January 17, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:49 AM, January 17, 2021

Gavaskar slams Rohit

As Rohit Sharma gifted his wicket on day two of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia at Brisbane, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar did not hold back on his criticism and said that there is no excuse for Rohit to be playing that kind of shot.

Rohit played a knock of 44 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test, but in trying to hit a six, Rohit ended up gifting his wicket to off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

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"Why? Why? Why? That is an unbelievable shot. That's an irresponsible shot. There is a fielder at long-on, there is a fielder there at deep square leg. You have just hit a boundary a couple of balls earlier, why would you play that shot? You are a senior player, there is no excuse, absolutely no excuse for that shot. An unnecessary wicket, gifted away. Total unnecessary," said Gavaskar while commentating for Channel 7.

In trying to be positive, Rohit chipped the ball to deepish mid-on and as a result, he was sent back to the pavilion.

At the end of the rain-curtailed day's play, India were 62 for two, still trailing the hosts by 307 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were unbeaten on eight and two respectively.

Earlier, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar took six wickets among themselves as India bundled out Australia for 369.


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