When Rohit asked Shastri to promote Dhoni to number 3
It is common knowledge that Rohit Sharma and MSD share an amazing relationship. Rohit blossomed as an International cricketer under the Mahi’s captaincy and the latter supported the Mumbaikar to the hilt. Dhoni even promoted Rohit up the order in limited overs and that turned the elegant right-handers career.
On this occasion it was Rohit who promoted Dhoni but in his own inimitable style. Regular skipper Virat Kohli had taken a break from the home T20 series against Sri Lanka and the captaincy reigns were handed over to Rohit. India got off to a flier courtesy Rohit and KL. The duo made full use of the short boundaries the Holkar stadium and the Mumbai Indians skipper went on to score a hundred in just 35 balls. This remains the quickest T20 hundred by an Indian.
Just when he looked set for a 150, the Hitman got out and then gestured towards Ravi Shastri to promote the wicket-keeper (MS Dhoni) to number 3. While there is nothing new in the captain deciding to make changes in batting order, it was the style in which Sharma gestured towards the dressing room that made people laugh.