New Delhi, Aug 10: Team India batsman Rohit Sharma came under sharp criticism of cricket fans after the right-handed batsman disappointed with the bat in first inning of the third Test match against West Indies on Tuesday (Aug 9).
Sharma, who was given preference over out of form Cheteshwar Pujara, failed to impress with the bat and scored just 9 runs.
The Mumbai batsman was the first to exit in the third consecutive maiden over and 26th over of the innings during the post-lunch session as he nicked an off-stump ball by debutant Alzarri Joseph.
India were under trouble when Sharma came in to bat after opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli departed cheaply. He along with Ajinkya Rahane tried to steer the Indian innings but the stylish batsman threw away his wicket in the 26th over.
Rohit's flop show and his failure in capitalising over the opportunity irked cricket fans who took to Twitter to slam the 'talented' batsman.
Here is what the fans had to say:
In Tests there are no fielding restrictions. Which is why @ImViratkohli picking Rohit Sharma for tests was a mistake.— Reem (@reemsaied) August 10, 2016
What a dumb decision by playing Rohit SHARMA instead of Pujara the reason he played at slow pace in the previous match— R.K.Sunder (@rksunder) August 10, 2016
Dad and me are hopeless Rohit Sharma fans, we don't deserve this. pic.twitter.com/odVrcnwwtK— Chinmay (@chinmayXp) August 10, 2016
Shobhaa De will get full support from Twitter if she tweets something similar of Rohit Sharma what she tweeted about our Olympians.— Siddharth Chhaya (@siddtalks) August 10, 2016
The @BCCI brought Rohit Sharma so that India WI series comes under the discussion. No one cares about this series though— KC Mishra (@mishra_kc) August 10, 2016
We have picked Rohit Sharma, who is a waste in Test matches & dropped our best opener Murli Vijay who is brilliant since 2014😑 #IndvsWI— ßєคɾɖ ßɷყ (@BeingFlicked) August 10, 2016
Ravichandran Ashwin now has a better Test batting average than Rohit Sharma— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) August 9, 2016
Ashwin - 33.25
Rohit - 32.32
Rohit Sharma is a true test player. Whenever he plays, the ability of other players in the team is tested.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) August 9, 2016
A player who plays a defensive shot at his 7th stump is unfit for Test matches. All of us know it but Rohit Sharma has nine lives #WIvIND— Sanjay Dixit, IAS (@Sanjay_Dixit) August 9, 2016
Rohit Sharma has laid the foundation for India.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) August 9, 2016