A well-set Virat Kohli’s innings at Port Elizabeth during the 5th One Day International was cut short when he succumbed to a run-out. Kohli was out for a decent 36 and that put India on the back-foot straightaway as the new batsman had to walk in and then get set on a pitch that was not helping new batsman.
Thankfully Rohit Sharma got his form back and he took Team India to commanding position following his 115-run knock.
Though Rohit played a sensible knock after series of low scoring innings in the ongoing SA tour, he again became a butt of jokes on Twitter, this time for his involvement in a mix-up leading to run-out of the Indian captain who was in his prime touch.
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As soon as Virat Kohli fell prey to another run-out with Rohit, netizens went overboard by making hilarious and funny comments over the episode. In this piece, we will feed you with the choicest of tweets.
— INDI__ Critics _ (@indi_critics) February 13, 2018
— Nikhil Sarvankar (@NikhilSarvankar) February 13, 2018
When virat kohli saw dhawan in dressing room after Runout _ …_ _ _ _ _ _ _ pic.twitter.com/uOVPu3lYn2
— Fateh Sandhu (@FatehSinghSand3) February 2, 2018
Rohit 200 is directly proportional to Kohli’s runout
Rohitians be ready to Shut haters mouth#INDvSA
— Shivani Chaudhary (@_Shivani_C) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma started trending! Can someone please let me know Virat Kohli was runout due to his mistake or by Sharma’s mistake?
— Sachin Tendulkar FC (@SachinsLovers) February 13, 2018
— Hansraj Solanki (@Hansraj444) February 13, 2018
On Valentine day’s eve, I remind the couples what a disaster your partnership could be if your understanding is as good as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s is between the wickets ___#INDvSA #ViratKohli #rohit @virendersehwag#RunOut #SeventhRunOut
— Jishan (@Jishan94) February 13, 2018
“why the middle order didn’t perform?”
virat kohli : rohit ki galti, saala runout na karwata to middle order ki turn hi na aati_
— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma played upper cut!
Catch drop by shamsi
And look at VIRAT KOHLI’S reaction even after getting runout by Rohit!
— Jagadesh Reddy (@IamJaga1) February 14, 2018
Rohit Sharma has the habit of scoring big after running out Virat Kohli. #southafrica #india #odi #series #rohitsharma #runout #viratkohli #runmachine #socialmedia #indiacricket #bleedblue #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/0NLfuc2NX5
— Jack 10 (@jack_jimkhan) February 14, 2018
Rohit Sharma – Virat Kohli stands have been ended by a runout now for the seventh time – Kohli dismissed five times and Rohit out twice. #SAvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma is under cover agent of Sachin Tendulkar, he is in the team just to stop Virat Kohli from scoring centuries.#INDvSA
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 13, 2018
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s team India beat South Africa by 73 runs in the 5th ODI to create history by winning their first ever bilateral ODI series in the Rainbow nation. The series stands at 4-1 in favour of India with one game still to go.