Bangladesh successfully chased down the 149-run target at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday to record their first-ever win over India in T20 internationals. But it was not all rosy for the Bangladesh Tigers who wouldn’t have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series had the Men in Blue made fewer mistakes on the field.
Not only weak fielding efforts and dropped catches, failed DRS calls made life tough for the hosts against a gritty Mahmudullah side.
One such incident occurred in the 10th over of the Bangladesh innings when India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant insisted Rohit Sharma to take a DRS after umpire refused to raise his finger despite an appeal for a caught behind from the 22-year-old.
The Indian skipper went with Pant’s instinct that the ball had taken a slight edge before coming to his gloves. However, the TV footage showed no spike on the ultra-edge triggering a hilarious reaction from Rohit.
After Soumya Sarkar was given not-out by the third umpire, Rohit walked up to Pant with a cheeky smile and ended up facepalming himself.
This is how Rohit Sharma reacted when India lost the review after a misjudgement from Rishabh Pant. #INDvBAN
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After being dropped by Krunal Pandya, Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim didn’t look back and took the game away from India and remained unbeaten on 60 off 43 balls.
“When you are not in the right position, you have to trust your bowler and wicket-keeper to make a decision for you…Rishabh (Rishabh Pant) is still very young; he has hardly played 10-12 T20 games. So he will need time to understand those kinds of things,” said Rohit Sharma in the post-match press conference.