India’s new full-time white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma’s journey started on a positive note as thrashed the West Indies with 6 wickets to spare in the opening ODI of the three-match series between the two sides. Rohit gained praise for his exemplary leadership skills on the ground. But Rohit earned more praise for his apt use of the DRS.
DRS should be named Definitely Rohit System: Sunil Gavaskar
Former Indian opener and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar was impressed so much that changed the full form of DRS (which originally stands for Decision Review System) to Definitely Rohit System. As many as three on-field decisions were overturned after the ‘Hitman’ used the DRS.
Earlier, DRS was named the Dhoni Review System as India’s former skipper hardly got his reviews on the wrong side of things.
“Rohit Sharma got those reviews to spot on. Earlier when Dhoni used to get more right than wrong, it was called as Dhoni Review System. Now you can term it as ‘Definitely Rohit System’,” said Sunil Gavaskar in a chat on Star Sports.
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The West Indies failed to compete in the 1st ODI. Batting first, the Windies were bowled out for a total of 176. Apart from Jason Holder, who scored a valiant 57, not even a single batter from the West Indies side could even cross the 30-run mark.
For India, the spin bowling duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar combined to scalp 7 wickets between them. In reply, India cantered past the target with ease, winning the match with 6 wickets and as many as 22 overs to spare.
Rohit Sharma led from the front with the willow and scored a quickfire 60 at a strike rate of close to 120 at the top of the order. Apart from Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan also contributed 34* and 28 respectively. India currently leads the three-match ODI series 1-0. The 2nd ODI and 3rd ODI matches of the series will be played on 9th and 11th February respectively at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
• Sunil Gavaskar named DRS as Definitely Rohit Sharma.
• Rohit Sharma got three of his reviews right in the first ODI.