Rohit Sharma’s stumping during the fifth ODI is now the subject of a hit meme

From Dhandiya steps to missing Mr India jokes, desi users couldn’t stop giving it hilarious twists.

Rohit Sharma was leading the fightback during the fifth ODI against Australia in Delhi when he stepped out of the crease to deal with a delivery by Adam Zampa. He swung, missed, and the bat went flying out of his hand. The delivery went into wicketkeeper Alex Carey’s gloves and stranded without a bat, Sharma could only watch as he was stumped.

It had been a good inning for Sharma, with the opener scoring his 41st half-century at the Feroz Shah Kotla. He also crossed the 8000-run mark in ODIs, becoming the third fastest player to reach the milestone. But soon after he scored his scored 50, things went south as he started running out of batting partners to chase the target, and might have prompted the decision to charge down the pitch.

As Sharma looked at his hands in disbelief, with the bat flying to short fine-leg, Australian players celebrated and laughed at the weird dismissal.

Although his dismissal left Indians fans disappointed, the strange dismissal inspired several hilarious memes and jokes online.

Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, had done remarkably well to restrict Australia. However, the batsmen were unable to get to the target, and as a result, India suffered their first ODI home series defeat since October 2015.

It was special for Australia, given it was their first ODI series in two years. The last time they won a series was in 2017 against Pakistan. It was the first time the five-time world champions won a five-match ODI series after being down 2-0 in the series.