New Delhi, Sep 21: The video of Skipper Rohit Sharma grabbing the neck of Dinesh Karthik during the first T20I against Australia at Mohali on Tuesday has gone viral over social media.
The incident took place in 12th over of the Australian innings when Sharma got frustrated after Karthik did not appeal when Glenn Maxwell edged one to the wicket keeper. However, Maxwell was given out after India opted to review the not out decision of the on-field umpire. Irked over this Sharma jokingly grabbed Karthik by the neck. The incident which was shared by several social media users went viral.
Talking about the match, Australia won the match by four wickets to take 1-0 lead in the three match series.
Brilliant fifties by Hardik Pandya and K.L Rahul and a vital knock by Suryakumar Yadav powered India to 208/6 in 20 overs. While India lost the wickets of Rohit and Kohli inside the first six overs, there was a great show of intent by Hardik (71 not out off 30), KL Rahul (55 off 35) and Suryakumar (46 off 25). For Australia, medium pacer Nathan Ellis 3/30 was the pick of the bowlers.
In reply, Australia started briskly with opener Cameron Green playing a sensational knock of 61. Australia needed 40 runs more off the last 18 balls and Matthew Wade (45 not out off 21) played an attacking knock. He remained not out to take Australia over the victory line in 19.2 Overs with four wickets in hand.