Chasing a target of 335 runs against Australia in Bengaluru on Thursday evening, the Indian cricket team was cruising at one stage. Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma had given the hosts a great start and after the former got out, Rohit was joined by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli at the crease. These batsmen are considered as India’s finest in the limited-overs’ cricket, scoring 3071 runs together in 58 innings at an average of 57 with 11 century and eight fifty-plus stands. However, they have a history of running each other out, with Thursday’s incident against Australia being the 6th time when it happened. While Kohli has been the victim on 5 occasions, Rohit was failed to make it back for the second time yesterday. Here are 5 instances when Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have run themselves out in the past:
1. Kingston, 2011
When both the players were still trying to cement their place in the side, Virat Kohli was dismissed six runs short of a well-deserved century due to the misunderstanding with Rohit Sharma. Kohli flicked the ball towards square-leg and decided to steal two runs. Ramnaresh Sarwan threw the ball accurately to his wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh who broke the stumps with Kohli out of his crease.
2. Bengaluru, 2013
The match is remembered for Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking knock of 209 runs. Kohli drove the ball towards Clint McKay who was fielding at mid-on and started running for a quick single. Rohit initially responded but decided to hold his ground, once again leading to Virat’s wicket.
3. Kolkata, 2014
They say every time Virat Kohli gets run out, Rohit Sharma scores a double-century. When Kohli was looking set for yet another century, he ran for a single but was run out by Seekuge Prasanna. Rohit went on to smash 264 runs in that game.
4. Brisbane, 2016
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma had added 125 runs for the second wicket before the former tried to steal a double from fine-leg. He was caught short of the crease by a lightening throw from Kane Richardson. This time Rohit Sharma went on to score 124 runs.
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5. Edgbaston, 2017
In India’s opening match of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Rohit and Kohli were once again looking good. At 91, Kohli hit the ball towards Shadab Khan at point and took off for a quick single. Rohit put in a dive to complete the run but was found short of his crease.