Twitter reactions to Rohit Sharma's captaincy on Day 1 of World Test Championship final.

"Laut aao Kohli the captain" - Fans on Twitter troll Rohit Sharma, miss Virat Kohli after horror show on WTC Final Day 1

Rohit Sharma and India have come under fire from fans on Twitter for conceding 327 runs and taking just three wickets on Day 1 of the World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia at The Oval.

India started brilliantly, to say the least. Mohammed Siraj got Usman Khawaja out in just the fourth over, after which David Warner's poor shot saw him lose his wicket to Shardul Thakur. Mohammed Shami then got Marnus Labuschagne with a peach.


Australia were 76-3 at one point and looked in trouble on the seam-friendly track. However, left-hander Travis Head came in at No. 5 and counter-attacked from the get-go, pushing Indian bowlers on the back foot.

Head reached his hundred off just 106 balls and ended the day on a magnificent unbeaten 146 (156).

At the other end, Steve Smith looked assured as ever and played second fiddle to Head. He ended the day on 95 (227) with 14 boundaries.


Under pressure from these two batters, Indian bowlers lost their rhythm and leaked even more runs. Umesh Yadav was particularly poor for India, conceding just under four runs per over. Thakur, too, despite his wicket, went for 4.2 runs per over.

Fans on Twitter questioned Rohit's captaincy and said they missed Virat Kohli, who had won India the famous Test against England here in 2021. Here are the top reactions:

You Only miss the sun when it starts to snow.

Captain Kohli #INDvsAUS #WTCFinal
This guy did better captaincy with Washington Sundar, Natrajan,Thakur ! against same Aus !
@mufaddal_vohra Very Very Very Poor captaincy by Rohit Sharma
Do captaincy in such a way that everyone watching gets bored 🤦
Doing test captaincy in overseas conditions is not everyone's cup of tea.

#AUSvsIND #WTCFinal2023 #INDvsAUS missing kohli captaincy 🥺
Overseas test cricket under Virat Kohli's captaincy was something else. Kohli deserves test captaincy till his retirement. #WTCFinal2023
Rohit is Greatest Captain because he Have 5 IPL Trophies
@ThandaPeg Rohit Sharma is just an ordinary captain. His toxic fans made all the hype. IPL trophies can't be a criteria to judge who is better.
Kohli's India's most successful test captain. What Legacy does Rohit have as captain? IPL toppes
Clueless captaincy by Rohit Sharma!
Dull bowling.. get ready for another heartbreak.!
This match has gone too far from India!

Rohit Sharma’s body language suggests we have lost this game already, bowlers looking tired & hopeless.
Terrible tragedy that @imVkohli isn’t test captain anymore there is no intensity / hunger without him at the helm the players are passive and just going through the motions under Rohit .. poor team selection also Ashwin had to play + Bumrah out through injury is a huge blow
Indian fans to Rohit:

I remember entire Twitter including Virender Sehwag blamed Virat Kohli’s sledging when Bairstow scored a ton. There's no sledging today, in fact Captain Rohit Sharma looks lost & quiet the way everyone wanted yet Steve Smith scored 95* & Head scored a ton. How will they blame……
Kohli should have never stepped down as a test captain. That's the biggest blunder he made. White balls was fine but he was literally the best we could ever have in red ball. Fit, passionate, available, aggressive and gave results.
Indian team missing Virat Kohli the test captain !!!
@BreatheKohli India missed energetic captain like #Kohli who charged team mostly in Test matches wichi is most important. today team India looks tired, quiet & clueless
This is where it all started. After this India has had a record number of captains. It hasn't even been 2 years.

Laut aao Kohli the cap. Please.…

Ricky Ponting questions Rohit Sharma and Co.'s selection choices


There were also questions on Rohit Sharma and India's decision to leave out ICC Test No. 1 ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin for the match, including from former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.

"Now that they have won the toss and bowled, they want to do some damage with the new ball. Because as this game goes on, I think it will turn and they would've wanted Ashwin to spin the ball away from the Australian left-handers, and he's not there," Ponting told Channel 7.

Day 2 will begin at 3:00 pm IST, you can catch the live action here.

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