Things do not seem to be doing too well for Indian cricket Team Captain Rohit Sharma as he suffered an epic brain fade moment when he won the toss and failed to pick if the team should bat or bowl first. This ultimately left the New Zealand captain Tom Latham and match umpire Javagal Srinath in splits.
For those unaware, the toss is a game-changing factor which can decide a team’s fate. Captains do have discussions with the team management on whether to bat or bowl first before heading for the toss. However, in Rohit Sharma’s case, the Indian skipper admitted to having "plenty of discussions" before the toss.
The hilarious incident occurred during India vs New Zealand’s second ODI and even fans are confused over what led to this dumbfounding moment.
During the series opener in Hyderabad, India had batted first where Shubman Gill bagged a glorious double century and helped the team win by 12 runs. Indian Team is leading with a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and will be aiming to wrap up the contest against the 2019 ODI World Cup runners-up in the contest of Raipur, which is hosting its first-ever international match.
Rohit flipped the coin, and Latham called for ‘Heads’. The coin sided with the Indian team, However, the Indian captain forgot what was India supposed to choose.
Ravi Shastri asked Rohit about the brain fade moment who said, "I forgot what we wanted to do, had plenty of discussions with the team about the toss decision, just wanted to challenge ourselves under difficult conditions, but we'll bowl first."
"Was a good test for us, knowing that the wicket will get better to bat on and that was the challenge in front of us. Bracewell batted well, but we bowled well in the end and won the game. There was a bit of dew during the practice sessions, but we've heard from the curator that it will not play a role on game days. We batted first in Hyderabad, we wanted to bowl first here," added Rohit.
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