Watch Video : BGT 2023 | Rohit Sharma Turns His Stress Into Excitement After DRS Success
The decisions taken on the field often play an important role in deciding the outcome of the game. Mohammed Siraj knows it all because despite his constant reviews, Rohit Sharma trusted him and rightfully took the wicket of Usman Khawaja.
At home, India couldn’t have asked for a better start in the Border-Gaskar Trophy against Australia after losing the toss. The pace duo of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami dismissed both openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja within the first 13 balls of the innings when Pete Cummins elected to bat. However, the first of the two wickets that Siraj took did not come directly.
Siraj’s opening delivery with a bright red SG cherry was a seven-up outside swinger, which looked open-eyed outside leg stump before Khawaja hit it on the pads. Nevertheless, Siraj made a strong appeal for lbw, which was turned down by on-field umpire Nitin Menon. Siraj convinced Rohit Sharma to take the decision and the Indian skipper decided to go up after a conversation with wicketkeeper KS Bharath in the last minute of the timer, knowing that Siraj had earlier been Waste some DRS.
Replays showed, to the surprise of the players, that the ball had gone inside the line just before hitting the leg stump. Rohit was nervously looking at the big screen and as soon as he saw three red colors, he could not control his excitement and jumped with joy. His teammates were also excited to meet Khawaja so soon, as he had recently won the inaugural Shane Warne Award as Australia’s Men’s Test Player of the Year.
First and gone!
Start with a bang!
"Ball tracker broken? 🤔"
Aussies left stunned just minutes into first Test by "interesting" DRS moment >> https://t.co/7H7qXMDhBX pic.twitter.com/x3tR443KZf
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) February 9, 2023
Siraj on fire
😁 #INDvAUS #BGT2023 https://t.co/DlBCW3YwzL pic.twitter.com/pqhvtlPuyV
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 9, 2023
DRS= Decision of Rohit Sharma #INDvsAUS
Mohammad Siraj starts the BGT with a bang – gets Khawaja for just 1. 🔥
📸- Hotstar#BGT2023 #MohammedSiraj #rohitsharma #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/n6tHnbZdRY
— Indiakasports (@Cricket72989668) February 9, 2023
BGT 2023 | Twitter praised Mohammed Shami for cartwheeling Yorker to Dismiss David Warner
Bowlers get immense pleasure and satisfaction when they get batsmen out in certain ways, and watching the stumps fly is one of them. India’s Mohammed Shami was in Feels like in heaven when his vicious length ball from around the wicket delighted David Warner after sending him cartwheeling off-stump.
David Warner failed to contribute much with the bat on Day 1 of the first Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur. The 36-year-old left-handed opener fell for 1 off five balls during the third over of the innings bowled by Mohammed Shami. It was very difficult for Warner to handle, and to be fair, any top batsman would have felt the same way if he had faced a wicketless delivery against Syria.
To Warner’s surprise, Shami went on to bowl around the wicket early in the morning. He pitched it on a good length just outside the off-stump line, and the ball went back to take the inside edge of Warner’s bat before sending him cartwheeling away from the stumps.
Warner was shocked for a while to be dismissed so early, and the Shami was, surprisingly, encouraged to watch his movements. Every Indian player went to congratulate Shami while Warner slowly made his way back to the pavilion. When many predicted that there would be spinners to grab the headlines, Twitteratis were overjoyed to see Shami produce a delivery.
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Fast bowling can’t get better than that!
Shami literally Ram Through that defense of Warner and off stump cartwheels!!!!
Mohd Shami you bloody beauty 🖤@ICC #IndVsAus2023 @BCCI
— Moshu Jimmy (@moshu_jimmy) February 9, 2023
Shami’s delivery to Warner is one of the best ever by an Indian. Same league as @sreesanth36 to @jacqueskallis75.
— Deepak Karamungikar (@doublemasaala) February 9, 2023
Brilliant start from Siraj and Shami. That delivery to dismiss Warner was an absolute peach. #INDvsAUS #BGT2023
— Akshay G (@AkshayShakira) February 9, 2023