New Delhi: With pressure mounting on his shoulders do deliver in the traditional format of the game, every Indian cricket fan had eyes on Rohit Sharma to perform against New Zealand.
In an important phase in his Test career, Rohit managed to show some fire early promise before trying to chip one off Mitchell Santner over mid-on but was holed out by Ish Sodhi.
35 runs was all the Mumbaikar could manage in the first innings at Kanpur in what could be a possible make-or-break series. (VIDEO: 500th Test: Entire stadium sings national anthem as India celebrates historic moment)
The result of another under whelming performance triggered another round of trolls and the twitteratis were once again brutal.
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) September 22, 2016
How I keep wondering at the swiftness with which Rohit Sharma is able to break every formula- whether 5 batsmen formula or 6 batsmen #INDvNZ
— Sanjay Dixit (@Sanjay_Dixit) September 22, 2016
— Hitman Cricket (@HitmanCricket) September 22, 2016
"82.6 Rohit has given it away, again" How many times have we read such a description for Rohit's wicket! #INDvNZ
— Arunraj Nair (@nairarunraj) September 22, 2016
— Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) September 22, 2016
Rohit Sharma scores 35 today. Huge contribution.. When will they nominate him for Padma Vibhushan ? #INDvNZ
— Engineer Sid (@Sidtells) September 22, 2016
— Akhila Ranganna (@akhilar) September 22, 2016
@HitmanCricket SRT will surely reconsider his farewell statement, "Rohit & Virat can break my records."
— Geeky (@geekynurture) September 22, 2016