After Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were rested for the second ODI, Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid faced a great deal of backlash from the crowd. Despite the series being tightly matched at 1-1, Rohit and Virat were not included in the third ODI and were also absent from the series finale at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Read on to know more about the Twitter Trend Sack ROVID.
Both Virat and Rohit were expected to return to the playing XI because India hadn’t lost an ODI series vs the West Indies since 2006. However, after the toss, Hardik emerged wearing the captain’s hat once more, indicating that Rohit would be resting. Jaydev Unadkat and Ruturaj Gaikwad entered the playing XI when Pandya stated that Virat would not play with them, with Umran Malik and Axar Patel paving the way.
While commentating on the third ODI, former India players Aakash Chopra and RP Singh questioned the alterations being made to the playing XI in preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023. In addition, many fans once again targeted Dravid as the hashtags “Sack ROVID” and “Ruturaj” began to trend on Twitter. Fans criticised the move to bench Rohit and Virat even though it was clear why Ruturaj’s name had begun to trend.
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Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill opened for India when Virat and Rohit were rested. The pair put together a 143-run stand while both of them scored fifty before Kishan left the game after making 77 off 64 balls while hitting eight boundaries and three sixes. Ruturaj, who came out to bat at number 3, was unable to make an impact that day, scoring only 8 runs off of 14 balls before being struck out by Alzarri Joseph.
For the unversed, Former captain of the Indian national cricket team and international cricketer, Virat Kohli are both from India. In both the Indian Premier League and domestic cricket, he plays for Delhi and Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is widely recognised as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport.
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