India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: The International Cricket Council had posted a video of Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma playing identical shots in their respective World Cup matches against Pakistan and asked who played it better on social media.
Rohit Sharma hit 14 fours and 3 sixes during his knock against Pakistan in Manchester (AP Photo)
- Rohit Sharma smashed 140 off 113 balls as India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS)
- This was Rohit’s second hundred in World Cup 2019 after his unbeaten 122 vs South Africa
- Rohit Sharma is the second highest run scorer in CWC19 so far with 319 runs from 4 ODIs at an average of 159.50
Rohit Sharma’s six off Hassan Ali during the India-Pakistan match in Manchester on Sunday reminded many fans of the six that Sachin Tendulkar had hit against Shoaib Akhtar in the 2003 World Cup match between the two arch rivals.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) therefore, posted a video on social media comparing the two sixes and asked the fans on who played the shot better -Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019?
Sachin Tendulkar came up with the genius reply to ICC’s query on Monday.
Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 who did it better? pic.twitter.com/M9k8z5lLQd
ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019
“We both are from INDIA and in this case, AAMCHI MUMBAI as well….So heads I win, tails you lose!” Tendulkar tweeted.
We both are from INDIA and in this case, AAMCHI MUMBAI as well….So heads I win, tails you lose! https://t.co/doUMk1QU2b
Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 17, 2019
Tendulkar was in awe of Rohit’s knock against Pakistan on Sunday as the Mumbai batsman smashed 140 off 116 balls to script India’s 89-run victory at the Old Trafford cricket ground. This was India’s 7th victory over Pakistan in World Cups and their 3rd of the tournament. India are now 3rd in the points table with 7 points from 4 matches – one match against New Zealand was washed out.
Rohit led India’s chase with an unbeaten 122 against South Africa before hitting a stylish half-century against Australia at The Oval on June 9. A week later, Rohit looked good for a double hundred before he fell for 140.
Speaking to India Today after the match, Tendulkar said he liked the fact that Rohit Sharma played with a great strike rate even without appearing to take too many risks.
“Terrific consistency (from Rohit). What I really liked about Rohit was it didn’t appear like he was taking a lot of risks even as he was playing with a phenomenal strike rate.
“The thing that was risky was his running between the wickets. he got lucky a couple of times. Otherwise, his batting was at a different level.
“I have always felt, when Rohit starts playing close to the body on frontfoot, he is going to hurt the opposition,” Tendulkar told India Today.