India’s 67-run victory over Sri Lanka withinside the first ODI in Guwahati on Tuesday will now no longer best be remembered for the stupendous batting performances via way of means of the hosts, however it’s far skipper Rohit Sharma’s sportsmanship that earned reward from all quarters.Rohit exhibited one of the first-class examples of sportsmanship in the sport of cricket withinside the current past.
The incident befell withinside the final over of the healthy while pacer Mohammed Shami ‘Mankaded’ rival skipper Dasun Shanaka, who turned into unbeaten on 98, on the non-striker’s end.But to everyone’s disbelief, Rohit determined to withdraw the enchantment that paved the manner for Shanaka to finish his 2d ODI ton.”I had no concept Shami did that (run-out), he (Shanaka) turned into batting on 98.
The manner he batted turned into super, we can’t get him out like that. Not some thing that we idea of, hats off to him, he performed actually well,” Rohit stated on the post-healthy presentation ceremony.Rohit’s super behavior on the sector turned into praised via way of means of former Sri Lankan gamers Angelo Mathews and Sanath Jayasuriya.
Taking to Twitter, Mathews wrote “Not many captains might do that however hats off to ?@ImRo45? for taking flight the enchantment despite the fact that the regulation says so! Displaying exquisite sportsmanship.” Not many captains might do that however hats off to @ImRo45 for taking flight the enchantment despite the fact that the regulation says so! D… https://t.co/nwrGk6dfhR— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews)
“The actual winner turned into the sportsmanship of Rohit Sharma for refusing to take the run out. I doff my cap to you !” Jayasuriya tweeted. The actual winner turned into the sportsmanship of Rohit Sharma for refusing to take the run out. I doff my cap to you ! https://t.co/KhMV5n50Ob— Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07)
On the healthy front, using on Virat Kohli’s 73rd worldwide hundred and 1/2 of-centuries from Rohit and Shubman Gill, India published an implementing 373 for seven after being requested to bat first.In response, Sri Lanka have been by no means withinside the hunt after dropping 1/2 of their facet for 161, however Shanaka (108 now no longer out off 88 balls) stood tall amid the ruins together along with his preventing knock and took his facet to 306/8.