Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian team, was praised by coach Rahul Dravid for his heroic efforts to go out and be able to bat despite having his thumb dislocated, get treated in the hospital, and return to the stadium with a few injections just to be able to bat.
In the 2nd ODI, team India received a distress when captain Rohit Sharma hurt himself while fielding. Rohit Sharma hurt himself while attempting to take a catch of Mohammad Siraj’s ball while he was at the slips. Rohit Sharma left the field during this time, and a replacement was brought in to take his place.
Rohit, who eventually came in at No. 9, managed to hit four sixes against Ebadot Hossain and Mahmudullah, delaying the inevitable and extending the chase into the final over. In order to defeat the seasoned Mustafizur Rahman, India needed 20 off the final over. When only six was required off the final ball, Rohit extended it, but Mustafizur kept it full enough to keep Rohit from going under.
“It was phenomenal for him to show the courage after having a serious dislocation and to get that aligned, stitches in his hands, and getting a couple of injections to be able to bat. Credit to him as he was determined and his innings brought us close to a chance of winning but we just couldn’t get over the line,” coach Dravid appreciated skipper’s determination to perform with an injured thumb.
💬 💬 "Rohit’s courage with the bat was phenomenal."
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2022