Mohammed Shami made an effort to run out Dasun Shanaka, the skipper of the opposing team, at the non-end striker’s in the final over of the first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and Sri Lanka, which took place in Guwahati. The contest was almost marred by controversy.
Shanaka went on to score his second hundred in an ODI, but India’s captain Rohit Sharma decided to withdraw the appeal before it was heard. The final score was 67 runs in favour of India. “I was completely unaware that Shami had run out Shanaka, who was batting on 98 at the time.
The way that he batted was outstanding, and there is no way that we can get him out in that manner. Not something that came to our minds, but kudos to him for a job well done, he performed really well “During the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit made the following statement.
Both the previous captain of Sri Lanka’s cricket team, Angelo Mathews, and the team’s best batter, Sanath Jayasuriya, praised Rohit for his move.
“Even if the law requires him to do so, it’s admirable that @ImRo45 withdrew his appeal anyhow. Not many captains would have the guts to do something like that. Having shown outstanding sportsmanship, “Angelo Mathews sent out a tweet.
“The true victor was the sportsmanship displayed by Rohit Sharma, who declined to take the run out despite being in a position to win. I tip my hat to you with respect!” Sanath Jayasuriya posted a message on Twitter.
After being assigned to bat first, India racked up an impressive score of 373 for seven after being powered by Virat Kohli’s 73rd international century and half-centuries from Rohit and Shubman Gill.
Shanaka’s unbeaten knock of 108 runs off 88 balls kept Sri Lanka in the game despite the fact that they had already lost half their team for 161. Despite this, Shanaka stood tall among the rubble with his battle knock.