Till yesterday, when Rohit Sharma was winning matches continuously for the team, he was being applauded everywhere. After the World Cup 2021, Rohit Sharma became the full time captain of limited overs cricket, while he got the captaincy of Test cricket after the tour of South Africa. When Rohit won the first two matches in the T20I series, his winning streak was 19, everyone was expecting him to break Ricky Ponting’s world record of 20 consecutive wins. But he missed it and India had to face defeat in the last T20.
After this Team India got its second defeat in white ball cricket at Lord’s. Here the hosts beat India by a huge margin of 100 runs. It was not as if England had hung a colossal target on the board and Team India failed to achieve it even after unmatched efforts. England had scored 246 runs while batting first, which is considered an easy target in modern day cricket, but in front of this score, the entire Indian team was bundled out for 146 runs.
Team India piled up on the low score of 150 for the third time under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma
This was the 15th ODI match of Rohit Sharma as captain, when Virat Kohli was at rest during his captaincy, many times Rohit has taken over the command of Team India. This is the third time in the short career of Rohit’s ODI captaincy that Team India has been reduced to 150 runs. On the other hand, if we talk about Kohli, he has led Team India in 95 ODIs and not once has the team been all out within 150.
Under Rohit’s captaincy, Team India was first bundled out for 113 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017, after which New Zealand had bowled India out for just 92 runs in 2019. After this, England has now repeated this feat at Lord’s.
Team India limited due to Topli’s lethal bowling
The way Jasprit Bumrah wrapped up the English batting in the first ODI, Reece Topley has destroyed the Indian batting order in the Lord’s ODI. Topani showed a total of 6 Indian batsmen the way to the pavilion, including the big wicket of captain Rohit Sharma. This is the best performance by any bowler in ODI cricket for England. Topli took these 6 wickets for just 24 runs.