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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. (Getty Images)
London: Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma combo may seem common to any opposition and on one such occasion, Australia’s rival rivals Aaron Finch, Turned to the umpire for advice on how to dismiss both.
The umpire in question was English Michael Gough And he told Finch, “You’re on your own.”
The 40-year-old Gough, who has so far participated in 62 ODIs including two recent India-Australia bilateral ODI series in 2019 and 2020, recalled a conversation with Finch saying that the Indian run-machine when his business went along Went less.
“I remember the match between India and Australia, and Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Vishal was partnering, ”Gough told Wisden Cricket Monthly.
“I was standing next to Aaron Finch at square-leg and they said to me, during the game, it was incredible to see these two great players.
“Then he asked me how I would bowl at him! I looked at him and said, ‘I’ve got enough on my plate, you’re on your own there.”
Gough is referring to the third ODI between India and Australia to be held in Bangalore in January this year.
Kohli (89) and Rohit (119) put on a 137-run match-winning partnership for the second wicket, as India chased down a target of 287 to win by seven wickets and seal the series 2–1.
During his playing career, Gough competed in 67 first class games for Durham.
As an off-spinner, Gough took 30 first-class wickets and 21 List A wickets.
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