The third T20I between India and Australia was played on Sunday at Hyderabad. Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first and led Team India in defeating Australia by six wickets in the third T20I at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to win the three-match series 2-1.
The match was full of drama and suspense, and with Virat Kohli still on strike, he took the match till the final over. 11 runs were needed in 6 balls and Virat opted for a six in the first ball but was dismissed by Daniel Sams in the second ball and perished after playing a magnificent knock of 63 runs from 43 balls.
As Virat departed, the Indian doughnut stood up and clapped for Kohli, as he gave the much needed stability to the much needed run chase of 187 runs. Rohit Sharma came out on the stairs of the dugout to hug and applaud the former skipper. And finally it was Hardik Pandya who hit the winning four and made India win the third T20I with six wickets.
Kohli and Sharma were still sitting on the stairs and as soon as the winning runs were hit, Virat and Rohit celebrated in unison. The duo hugged each other, and former skipper kept repeatedly patting Rohit’s back in excitement. The video soon went viral on social media and people could not contain their emotion after seeing their bond.
Watch the video here:
With all the negativity written about them having ego clashed and a rift on and off the field, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli was always proved the headlines wrong by their bond and mutual level of respect for each other. And seems like the website finding these stories juicy and spicy will also learn their lessons soon.
After winning the T20 series by 2-1 against Australia, India will now play host to South Africa for the three-match T20 series before heading to Australia for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.