India clean-swept Afghanistan in the 3-match T20I series. The Men in Blue played a good brand of cricket against a fighting Afghan side. The series saw the return of the two veterans Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after 14 months of staying away from the shortest format of the game. The series witnessed some memorable six-hitting competition, especially in the third and final game of the series in Bengaluru. Except for that, there was also one controversy that has been revolving around for quite some time now Rohit Sharma walking back to the dugout in Super Over.
There were two super-overs played to determine the winner of the game. In the first super over, India required 17 runs from 6 balls. Rohit scored 14 runs before returning to the dugout. It appeared as if he had retired, and according to the rules, a player cannot bat in the second super over if he or she has been ruled out in the first.
However, Rohit returned to bat for India in the second over, leaving everyone wondering if he had retired hurt or out. Many questioned about the rule of the super over with former South Africa AB de Villiers has commented on the same incident. He also stated that it might have been the fault of the broadcasters.
You can't bat again: AB de Villiers
Speaking about the incident de Villiers said, "Double Super Over unbelievable (smiles). You can't bat again if you are declared out in the first super over. I think maybe they will claim that he was retired hurt due to an injury and maybe it was a scoring mistake to show him out."
He praised India's new rising star Rinku Singh stating, "Rinku is a fantastic player, a match-winner, and it is good to see him become consistent as well. You need to be a consistent player who is always trying to win games for your team." The UP-born batter is having a dream run in 11 innings in T20Is for India, he has scored 356 runs at an average of 89.00 and a strike rate of over 176 with two half-centuries.