India opener Rohit Sharma has been in splendid form in World Cup 2019 but four out of seven times, he has been dropped by the opponent fielders. Every time, he has answered with a big score. On Tuesday against Bangladesh in Birmingham, he was dropped on 9 by Tamim Iqbal at deep mid-wicket. He went on to score his third hundred (104 off 92 balls) against Bangladesh in ICC tournaments.
He was caught in the 30th over by Liton Das off Soumya Sarkar.
K.L Rahul, his new opening partner after the injury to Shikhar Dhawan ruled him out of the Cup, scored his second fifty (77) of the tournament.
Rohit has been a talking point connecting the India-Bangladesh rivalry since World Cup 2015. It started with a Rubel Hossain full toss — adjudged no-ball — that had Rohit caught at deep mid-wicket. The India opener was batting on 90. He went on to score 137, taking India past 300.
Bangladesh had lost the match by 109 runs; nowhere close to even 250 but the added 47 runs from Rohit hurt the fans. There were protests in Bangladesh over the umpiring decision. People burnt effigies of umpire Aleem Dar and chanted anti-ICC slogans.
The India opener has been on fire against Bangladesh in crunch games. His previous ton against Bangladesh came in the second semifinal of Champions Trophy 2017. The unbeaten 123 helped India chase down 265 with 59 balls to spare.
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