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Sunil Gavaskar Lashes Out at Rohit Sharma for ‘Irresponsible Shot’

Rohit was dismissed for 44 when an attempted shot over mid-on found Starc off Lyon, just before the Tea break.

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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was unhappy with the way Rohit Sharma got out in Brisbane. 
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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has had his say about the Rohit Sharma dismissal in the first innings of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane. Rohit was dismissed for 44 when an attempted shot over mid-on found Mitchell Starc off Nathan Lyon, just before the Tea break.

Sunil Gavaskar blasted Rohit Sharma, saying it's an "irresponsible" shot from an experienced player like the India opener.

"Why? Why? Why? That's an unbelievable shot. That's an irresponsible shot. There is a fielder there at long on, there is a fielder there at deep square leg," Sunil Gavaskar told Channel 7 on Saturday.

"You have just hit a boundary a couple of deliveries earlier and why would you play that shot? You're a senior player, there is no excuse, absolutely no excuse for that shot. An unnecessary wicket, an unnecessary wicket gifted away. Totally unnecessary," Gavaskar added.

What will concern India though is that Rohit looked uncomfortable after playing that shot as he seemed to have picked up a niggle.

Rohit has been having trouble in overseas conditions, but he had looked assured and solid right from the time he came into the XI for the 3rd Test.

Rohit has gotten out by playing attacking shots. On Saturday, there was a hundred for the taking but Rohit threw it away, yet again. Before Rohit, his opening partner Shubman Gill was dismissed for 7 by Pat Cummins.

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