October 28, 2018
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Watch: Rohit Sharma plays gully cricket ahead of 4th ODI

By Chaitanya Laxman

The inspired performance by Windies team in the ODI series against India has stunned a lot of people in the cricket fraternity but it seems that Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma is unfazed by all this as he is enjoying gully cricket in Mumbai ahead of the 4th ODI.

Rohit spends Sunday while playing gully cricket in Mumbai

The right-hand batsman posted a video on his Facebook account in which he is seen playing gully cricket with some boys. A traffic cone is used as make-shift stumps and Rohit is using the street as the pitch.

In the video, Sharma is seen playing an areal stroke down the ground and then he has a good laugh about it.

Watch Rohit Sharma play gully cricket in Mumbai

You can watch the video of Sharma’s batting in gully cricket here.

Rohit and Dhawan’s opening partnerships missing

One of the reasons why India has struggled in the ODI series against Windies so far is Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s failure to give a solid start at the top. In three games, the duo hasn’t provided any big partnership at the top of the order which has exposed India’s under-cooked middle-order. However, Rohit did score a big hundred in the first ODI but he too failed to make any significant impact in the the next two ODIs.

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The team and fans are now hoping that the opening partnership will weave their familiar magic atleast in the fourth ODI which will be played at Mumbai on October 29.

Sharma back in India’s Test squad

Meanwhile Sharma has made a comeback in India’s Test team courtesy of his good performance in white-ball cricket. The opening batsman scored plenty of runs in the Asia Cup and has amassed a hundred in the ongoing series against Windies. Sharma has been selected in India’s squad that will tour Australia for four Tests.

Chaitanya Laxman