India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma tries his hand at floss dance after Sydney masterclass

first_imgTeam India have not had an ideal start to the World Cup year as they faced a 34-run loss to Australia in their first ODI of the season and the three-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.However, it was business as usual for Rohit Sharma, who notched up his first century after the birth of his baby girl, Samaira. The India vice-captain was in fine form even as he kept losing partners during his 133-run knock that had six sixes and 10 boundaries.Rohit may be one of the best, if not the best modern-day batsman in limited-overs cricket but the 30-year-old is seemingly far from impressive when it comes to floss dance. Yes, you read that right.Rohit tried his hand at floss dance a day after his Sydney masterclass. In a video uploaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) twitter page, the Mumbai Indians skipper can be seen learning floss dance from a young girl without much success.After seemingly trying to learn the moves, Rohit can be seen giving up on his effort midway. Kedar Jadhav, who missed the first ODI on Saturday, can be seen taking up the challenge after Rohit’s withdrawal.Watch: Rohit Sharma tries to learn floss danceHitman learning the floss dance be like #TeamIndia (@BCCI) January 13, 2019Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma defended under-fire wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni and said he believes the ideal position in the batting order for his former captain would be No. 4.advertisementDhoni, who walked in at No. 5 on Saturday after India were reeling at 4 for 3, took his time to settle into the innings. With a 96-ball 51, Dhoni stitched a 137-run stand for the fourth-wicket with Rohit but the veteran faced criticism for his slow knock.”Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally asking, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four,” Rohit said on Saturday.”If you look at his [Dhoni’s] overall batting, his strike rate is around 90. Today was a different scenario, when he came out to bat we had already lost three wickets and Australia were bowling pretty well. You just cannot go out and get 100-run partnership easily. So we took a little bit of time and even I did not score as quickly as I normally do,” he added.”It is pretty simple with him and he does not complicate things. We spoke about building a partnership because it was crucial at that point.”It was great to see him come and bat at number five. We lost three wickets but he is keen to get those runs as well. Over the years, he has shown he is ready to bat anywhere for the team and score runs.”Also Read | Did MS Dhoni’s slow half-century cost India the Sydney ODI vs Australia?Also Read | Not pleased with the way we played in Sydney, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Will treasure Virat Kohli’s wicket for a while, says Jhye RichardsonAlso See:last_img

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