“Not Pleasantries”: Rohit Sharma, James Anderson ‘Exchange Words’ After Run Out Scare

James Anderson (L) and Rohit Sharma© X (formerly Twitter)

Rohit Sharma and James Anderson ‘exchanged words’ following a run out scare on Day 4 of the fourth Test match between India and England in Ranchi on Monday. In the 13th over of India’s second innings, Rohit edged a delivery from the England pacer and although there was a slight lack of communication between him and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the India skipper was able to complete the quick single. Following the incident, Anderson had a few words for him and Rohit responded in similar fashion. However, there was nothing more to the incident as play resumed with both players taking their respective positions.

Legendary India cricketer Ravi Shastri said on commentary that it was surely not pleasantries between the two players and pointed out that all players try to seize any advantage on offer.

“Just as he reached the other end, some words were exchanged between Anderson and Rohit Sharma. Positive it’s not pleasantries. You always try to seize any advantage that you can, get inside the opponent’s skin – be it a batter or a bowler,” Shastri said on commentary.

India reached 118 for three at lunch on day four of the fourth Test against England, needing another 74 runs to seal the series on Monday.

Rohit Sharma (55 off 81) scored a crucial fifty and shared an 84-run stand with opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal (37) after India resumed the innings at 40 for no loss.

Rajat Patidar (0) suffered another failure in the series.

Shubman Gill (18) and Ravindra Jadeja (3) were in the middle at the break.

(With PTI inputs)

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