The ongoing bilateral contest with South Africa brought a lot of good news for Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. After India dealt with a major blow in the form of Jasprit Bumrah who is likely to miss the upcoming T20 World Cup, performances from Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar in the first T20I must have provided a lot of assurance to the Indian skipper.
While the first game was all about bowlers, India's top-order rose to the occasion in the second match as India posted 238/3. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav (61 off 22), KL Rahul (57 off 28), Rohit Sharma (43 off 37), Virat Kohli (49 off 28) and a blitz cameo from Dinesh Karthik (17 off 7) helped India to post mammoth total on board. After the dominance of Indian batters, bowlers too made a mark in the game as Arshdeep Singh struck twice in his first over. South African skipper Temba Bavuma (0 off 7) and Rilee Rossouw (0 off 2) were the two victims of Arshdeep.
Meanwhile, the Indian skipper who had a good day with the bat got hit by the ball seemingly on his private part while he was fielding at slip. Although Rishabh Pant was supposed to grab the ball, it deflected off Pant's gloves to the slip fielder and went on to hit him, leaving him in pain.
Luckily, Rohit Sharma escaped any sort of injury and continued to field after a short pause.