“Are you comedy me” – Fans come up with hilarious reactions after Rohit Sharma terms himself, SKY and Kohli as India’s 6th bowling option

Just after 6 overs in the match, everyone got their answers as Kohli came in to bowl for India, much to everyone's delight.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 20 October 2021 4:37 pm

After registering a comprehensive win against England in the first warm-up game, India were all set to face Australia for another practice match at ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai. The Men in Blue needed to try out a few things against Aussies before the start of their Super 12 campaign and it was always going to be an exciting watch for the fans. However, the day started with a shock when Rohit Sharma walked out at the toss instead of Virat Kohli.

Notably, Hitman was rested for the previous warm-up game and he returned to the side as captain on Wednesday. One of the major talking points for India ahead of the T20 World Cup has been their 6th bowling option with Hardik Pandya seemingly still not 100% fit to bowl.

India's 6th bowling option problem solved?

On being asked about the same during toss, Rohit said, "Myself, Kohli, Surya will try to chip in as the 6th bowling option if needed," before bursting into laughter. Fans did not really get to know if the 34-year-old was actually serious about it or not but it did not prevent social media from getting flooded with tweets around the same.

In no time, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were trending for two reasons. Firstly, because of the captaincy switch on the day and secondly due to Hitman's statement during the toss. While many people were left baffled with India's 6th bowling option, some fans also pointed out that Rohit has a T20 hattrick while Kohli is a mystery medium pacer.

On the other hand, the netizens also went on to reveal that Suryakumar Yadav has been a 6th bowling option for KKR in past in IPL, where he conceded 8 runs in the only over he bowled in 2014.

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Just after 6 overs in the match, everyone got their answers as Kohli came in to bowl for India, much to everyone's delight. The right-arm medium pacer started with a decent first over as he conceded only 4 runs against Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell.