Rohit Sharma on Wednesday was heard giving a mankad warning to Bangladesh’s Nurul Hasan during the T20 World Cup 2022 match at the Adelaide Oval. India won the match by five runs to move to the top rung of their Group 2 points table. 

Chasing 151 runs in 16 overs in a rain-affected game, Bangladesh needed 20 runs in the last over. Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmed were facing pacer Arshdeep Singh. 

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India captain Rohit Sharma, as per cricket journalist Bharat Sundaresan and multiple Twitter users, walked up to Hasan to warn him. The batter was looking to get a headstart before the ball was bowled. 

Sharma said, “Bahar nikla toh stump uda dega.” It translates into: If you step out (before the ball is bowled), we will knock down the stump. 

Hasan and Ahmed managed to score 14 runs in Arshdeep’s over. 

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“Arshdeep, when he came into the scene, we asked him to do the death overs for us. With Bumrah not there, it was a tough job for someone to take up. For a young guy to come and do that kind of a job is not easy, we’ve prepared him,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“He’s been doing it for 8-9 months. I had to back someone who had been doing it regularly, it was a choice between Shami and Arshdeep.”

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Having posted 184 for 6, courtesy Virat Kohli (64 not out off 44) and KL Rahul (50 off 32), Litton Das (60 off 27 balls) got Bangladesh off to a flyer before rain interrupted play.

“I was calm and nervous at the same time, but it was important to stay calm as a group to execute. Shortened games can go either way, but we held our nerves well after the game started, it was a good win in the end,” Rohit said.