Sandeep Sharma bowled Rohit Sharma.Image Credit source: BCCI
Mumbai: A song from Ajay Devgan and Tabu’s 1994 film Vijaypath became very famous – Raah mein unse met gaya ho gayi hai, jese darte thee wahi baat ho gayi. On 30 April 1987, 7 years before the release of this film Rohit Sharma was born. On Sunday, April 30, 2023, when Rohit Sharma was celebrating his 36th birthday, something similar happened to him, which he feared. In IPL 2023, Rohit’s color could not be seen on his birthday against Rajasthan Royals.
The match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium was very special. One, it was the 1000th match of IPL, on top of that it was being played on Rohit Sharma’s 36th birthday. In such a situation, everyone was expecting a bang from the captain of Team India and Mumbai. Then there was a target of 213 runs in front of Mumbai, so a fast start from Rohit and a big innings was also needed.
The fear before the match came true
However, a threat was hovering over Rohit Sharma from the beginning and it was necessary to prove this threat right to stop Rohit from doing wonders. This danger was Sandeep Sharma, the medium pacer of Rajasthan, who had made Rohit his victim many times before in the IPL.
In the second over itself, the threat hovering over Rohit turned into reality. On the last ball of the second over, Sandeep hit Rohit with his pace and scattered the balls.
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As soon as the red light lit up in the bells placed above the LED stumps, thousands of Mumbai fans present at the Wankhede Stadium, including Rohit, were in awe. Rohit Sharma’s innings came to an end in just 5 balls and only 3 runs could come off his bat.
Rohit’s birthday, Yashasvi’s party
Even though the fans of Mumbai did not get to see Rohit’s show, but the young batsman from Mumbai definitely spread his fire. The only difference was the team. Mumbai-based young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, playing for Rajasthan Royals, thrashed the bowlers of Mumbai Indians and scored the first century of his career. Yashasvi played a strong inning of 124 runs in just 64 balls.