WATCH: Rohit Sharma dedicates his half-century against SL to his deceased pet dog


Regular Indian skipper Rohit Sharma embraced his comeback in international cricket with a brilliant half-century against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old played a knock of 83 runs off 67 balls with nine boundaries and three sixes to his name.

Apart from the brilliant shots in all corners of the ground, it was the cryptic and mysterious celebration of Rohit Sharma after completing his half-century that attracted the eyeballs of the fans. Actually, the Indian skipper looked into the sky just after completing the half-century to dedicate it to his deceased pet dog, a beagle, who breathed for the last time on Monday, the ninth of January.

Here’s the video of Rohit Sharma’s celebration:

Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika Sajdeh came up with an Instagram handle with an emotional post to mourn the death of the pet.

“Yesterday was by far the hardest day of our lives. We said goodbye to the love of our lives. You have been the best furbaby anyone could ever have. My first love, my first baby, the most gentle furball that ever lived. Until we meet again. Our lives will always have a little less Magic in them,” wrote Ritika in the caption including a photo with the dog.

Coming back to cricket, India has posted a total of 373 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 50 overs in the first innings. Apart from Rohit Sharma’s 83-run knock, former skipper and veteran batter, Virat Kohli scored his ODI career’s 45th ton with a knock of 113 runs off 87  balls with 12 boundaries and a six to his name.

Whereas, the young opener Shubman Gill also stood up for the given chance in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. He scored 70 runs off 60 balls with 11 boundaries on his credit. Kasun Rajitha ended up as the leading wicket-taker with three wickets, although he scalped these three wickets at a very expensive cost of 88 runs in his quota of 10 overs.


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