Rohit Sharma started the second half of the chasing run with a six- and a four-point separation by a dot ball. Soon, he was struggling in the middle, prompting the physio to come out to help him. After a lengthy discussion with the physio, Rohit seemed to be struggling, and then he walked away, much to the surprise of the spectators. With the humidity at 70%, the temperature in St Kitts hovered around the 35-degree mark. Rohit seemed to be suffering from heat exhaustion.
Rohit Sharma’s exit from the field was not immediately clear. Commentators suggested that dehydration could be the reason. Rumours circulated that he pulled a muscle as he tried to swing across to take a shot in the same over.
Shreyas Iyer entered to join Suryakumar Yadav as India tried to track down 165 in St Kitts. Later, it was revealed that the 35-year-old left the field due to back spasms. This was confirmed by team physio.
Although the extent of the injury remains unknown, he may be restrained for the remainder series. The Asia Cup 2022 will begin later in the month.
Rohit had fallen for Obed McCoy’s golden duck in the second T20I at this venue on Monday. A five-wicket victory to draw level in the five-match series.
After Indian skipper, Vijay had hit 64 runs off 44 balls, including seven fours and two sixes in Friday’s series opener at Tarouba, Trinidad’s Brian Lara Stadium. This was enough for India to register 190/6, which was sufficient to win by a run.
West Indies scored 164/5. Kyle Mayers was the top-scoring player with 73 runs off 50, eight hits to the fence, and four over it. Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored 2/35, Hardik Pandya took 1/19 in a four-over spell and also managed 50 T20I wickets.
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