Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma today lost his cool after being given out LBW in the 4th over of his team’s pursuit of Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) total of 232 at the Eden Gardens. Going for a wild hoick over mid-wicket Rohit failed to make any connection with the ball from Harry Gurney which hit his thigh prompting KKR players to go up in appeal.
After the umpire raised his finger, Rohit (12) went for a DRS review. But replays showed that the ball had missed Rohit’s bat completely and would have gone on to clip the leg stump. A disappointed Rohit then proceeded to say something (inaudible) to the umpire at the non-striker’s end and broke the stumps with his bat.
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Having already hit three crisp boundaries, Rohit’s dismay at being dismissed cheaply in a mammoth chase was understandable but his actions could invite sanctions from the match referee though there is no word of it at the time of writing this article.
Mumbai are currently placed 3rd in the points table with two more games to play after tonight. With 14 points already in the bag, they shouldn’t have much trouble in qualifying for the playoffs but they still have to be wary of being complacent at this crucial stage of the tournament.