India got off to a disappointing start to their Super 4 match against Sri Lanka in the 2022 Asian Cup at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday. Having already lost to Pakistan in their previous Super 4 match, India lost KL Rahul in the second on an lbw dismissal. In the fifth delivery of the over, Maheesh Theekshana sent a low pitch that hit Rahul’s boot. Rahul went for the exam and Rohit Sharma’s reaction after the ball tracking summed it all up as he closed his eyes in grief.
Ball tracking showed the ball would hit the leg stump and Rahul had to leave after just six runs from seven deliveries. There was a sound signature in the review when the ball passed the bat on the tee, but it sounded like the bat was just hitting the boot. This resulted in a five-minute delay in the final decision, with the third umpire confirming that the ball had not hit the bat.
Here is the video of Rohit’s reaction to Rahul’s dismissal:
Initially, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to go bowling. After Rahul’s early departure, India stood at 11 for one from 1.5 overs with Virat Kohli replacing the opener.
In a bid to win the match, Rohit also made a crucial change in the playing XI, bringing in veteran Ravichandran Ashwin instead of Ravi Bishnoi. Speaking after the draw, he said: “We would have played first as well. The pitch isn’t changing much and it’s only getting better. It gives us the opportunity to get out and play freely. C That’s how the World Cup would be played too, and we have to make sure we don’t lose too many games.
“We have to make sure we are there from the start. We have a lot to learn when defending such a score. With the dew, you have to learn the lines, the lengths and the limits. The grass is less tonight. It seems drier, and we have a change on the basis of the Sri Lankan team: Ashwin replaces Bishnoi,” he added.
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