12 times Rohit Sharma has been run out in ODIs from his so far career of 180 ODIs. 11 out of 12 times Rohit has been dismissed run out since 2010 — the joint second most for a player along Virat Kohli, who has the same number of run-outs in his career since then, while the record is held by AB de Villiers with 12 runs out.
However, it is not Rohit getting run out that often creates headline but it is him ensuring his teammates falling short of the crease while partnering him. Indian captain Kohli has been the biggest victim of Rohit.
On that note, recently, in a chat show named ‘What the Duck’ hosted by renowned comedian Vikram Sathaye, Rohit accepted his mistakes of making his teammates getting run out often.
The conversation started when Sathaye spoke about the two run outs which happened due to the miscommunication between Rohit, Kohli and then Ajinkya Rahane as well. It was the 5th ODI of the series against South Africa at Port Elizabeth earlier this year when this interesting dual incident took place.
Kohli and Rahane both got run out while Rohit was at the other end. However, in case of Kohli, it looked like his own fault but in Rahane’s scenario, it was the total miscommunication from Rohit. Interestingly, Rohit went on to score a century, probably to make up for those run outs.
Reacting to that, Rohit instantly admits by saying, “Run out is in my blood.” He further adds, “So, see the person who is fast has more chances of getting run out and taking run out.”
Rahane then interrupts in order to make Rohit feel guilty by adding, “It is good to say but mostly run out is due to misunderstanding but let me tell you, my reaction will not be the same all the time. I think that day I must have said that it happens.”
The Indian opener then replied by acknowledging his mistake and said, “I accept it was my mistake in that run out because I was looking at the ball. The basic rule of cricket is looking at your partner. So, I think, had I been looking at him, I would have started for the run but since I was seeing e ball it was my blunder. That’s the reason I couldn’t hear his call and I sent him back, so he got run out and returned to the dressing room but later I apologized to him and he said it was okay.”