During the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia, Team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, displayed signs of frustration as his bowlers struggled to make a significant impact on Day 1. In a moment captured on camera, Sharma could be seen waving his hand at one of his players while expressing his irritation. The match took place at the Kennington Oval in London on Wednesday, June 7, after India won the toss and chose to field in the overcast conditions.
India’s fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj, made an early breakthrough by dismissing the prolific Usman Khawaja for a duck. However, David Warner’s contribution of 43 runs provided a boost to Australia’s innings, and an aggressive half-century from Travis Head guided the batting side to a total of 170/3 by tea on the opening day.
At the commencement of the 39th over, Rohit’s demeanor appeared visibly perturbed while Ravindra Jadeja prepared to deliver the ball. His voice could be heard expressing:
Following the sentence, Rohit Sharma resorted to a frequently used Hindi expletive accompanied by hand gestures, leaving no doubt that the Indian captain was displeased. Regarding the match, David Warner was caught down the leg side off Shardul Thakur’s delivery shortly before the conclusion of the first session.
Rohit Sharma abusing his own team-mates out of Frustration 😂😂 Keep Patience Bro, We are equally in the game 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳#INDvsAUS #WTCFinal2023 #WTCFinal #AUSvIND #WTC2023Final #WTCFinals #WTC pic.twitter.com/FEfXcYJhHI— Arbaz Khan (@ARBAZigar) June 7, 2023
In the early stages of the second session, Mohammed Shami bowled a splendid delivery to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne for 26 runs. However, Travis Head and Steve Smith formed an unbroken partnership of 94 runs, guiding Australia to a score of 170/3 by the time tea was taken.