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India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma's stunner at Eden Gardens mesmerizes fans

India Today logo India Today 22-11-2019

India skipper Virat Kohli pointed out during the toss that it would be difficult to catch at slip given the pink ball is heavier than the balls 

However, Rohit Sharma took a blinder at the second slip to bring fans on the edge of their seats at the Eden Gardens on Friday. In the 11th over of the 2nd Test, Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque got a thick edge on Umesh Yadav's delivery that went flying towards Kohli at first slip.

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But, an alert Rohit Sharma dived to his right in front of the skipper to pluck it out one-handed. With this screamer, Rohit Sharma not only left the fans surprised but also earned praise from his teammates India had a great start to their historic Pink ball Test as Ishant Sharma dismissed opener Imrul Kayes in the 7th over itself.

After removing Bangladesh skipper, Umesh Yadav struck again on the same over to send back Mohammad Mithun. Mohammed Shami later joined the party to see the back of Mushfiqur Rahim in the 11th over.

Earlier, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rang the Eden Gardens Bell ahead of the toss in front of a sell-out crowd.

Virat Kohli, who also wished to bat first at the Eden Gardens, talked about the challenges of the Pink ball. "We would have batted first as well. Decent grass covers on it, but it's a hard pitch. With the Pink ball, there will be something for the first 15 overs. This is another opportunity for us to come and execute our skills. The challenge is to adapt quickly to the ball. It travels fast and it's difficult to control."

The fans all across the world were left awestruck with Rohit Sharma's superman effort to dismiss Bangladesh skipper:

Rohit plays every match . Don't take rest time to time like our vegan regular captain . Scores daddy 100s . Catches blinder at pos in the field . What more you want .Everyone's fitness level should be like this rather than posting fake Jim videos for underwear promotion #Indvban

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Watch: VVS Laxman on the differences between pink and red balls


(Video by ESPNcricinfo)

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