The India-Bangladesh match is underway, and in the first innings we saw opener Rohit Sharma score a healthy century on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He finally scored 137 off 126 balls to help India post a commendable 302/6. Twitter users in India, who are talking nothing but cricket today, shared a few anecdotes about his performance on the field. While some appreciated his efforts, some mocked him saying that he performs only against small teams like Bangladesh.
The hashtag INDvsBAN has been trending in India since morning, and now #rohitsharma has joined the top trend list in the country. Twitter has announced a dedicated widget for the Cricket World Cup which gives you live scores of the match as it unfolds. To get into the spirit of things, the social platform also announced hashflags for Twitter cricket fans. Other cricketers being discussed heavily on Twitter currently are Rubel, Tamim Iqbal, Aleem Dar and Sir Jadeja.
We’ve picked out some of the best tweets out of Twitterverse to give you a sense of what’s happening as the match possibly goes into a nail-biting end:
Nobel prize to Rohit Sharma. Rubel prize to Bangladesh. #INDvsBAN
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 19, 2015
Rohit Sharma is quickly making up for all the Bangladeshis who crossed our boundary.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 19, 2015
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) March 19, 2015
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 19, 2015
Rohit Sharma is like that 13 year old boy who will bat well only when a 7 year old boy bowls at him.. #INDvsBAN
— Comedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) March 19, 2015
— Amit.A (@Amit_smiling) March 19, 2015
Don’t know if this is Mauka for Bangladesh or Rohit Sharma.
— TheBlackMagicWoman (@aanchalator) March 19, 2015
Rohit Sharma, today is your type of opposition. Please sir.
— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) March 19, 2015
Other players : Nervous 90s Rohit Sharma : Nervous 9s
— Don (@Juuism) March 18, 2015
This is what rohit sharma is doing to bangladesh pic.twitter.com/luuBEM3xiS
— one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) March 19, 2015
Rohit sharma be like. pic.twitter.com/Br6Bh9EQPk
— अंकित Jain (@indiantweeter) March 19, 2015