WATCH: Rohit Sharma wears Vijay Shankar’s jersey no. 59 instead of his usual 45

India won the the second T20I against New Zealand at the Eden Park in Auckland by 7 wickets to level the 3-match series 1-1.

Chasing 159, India rode on a flying start given by skipper Rohit Sharma (50). Shikhar Dhawan (30) and Vijay Shankar (14) moved the chase ahead before Rishabh Pant (40*) and MS Dhoni (20*) took India to victory in the 19th over.


Earlier, Krunal Pandya picked three wickets as India restricted New Zealand to a below-par 158/8. Krunal (3/28 in 4 overs) first dismissed Colin Munro (12), Daryl Mitchell (1) in the same over and then skipper Kane Williamson (20) to peg the Black Caps back. However, Colin de Grandhomme counter-attacked, scoring a blistering 50 off 28 balls, adding 77 runs with Ross Taylor (42 off 36 balls) for the fifth wicket.

However, what was kept fans wondering through the match was Rohit’s jersey number.

Rohit usually wears No. 45 jersey. But on Friday at the Eden Park, Rohit was wearing jersey number 59 with the name on his back wrapped up. The jersey that Rohit wore actually belongs to his teammate Vijay Shankar.


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