Rohit Sharma trolled for receiving highest salary despite lowest performance

File photo of Rohit Sharma. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2018, 09.10 AM (IST)

Rohit Sharma, who is leading the Indian cricket team in the tri-series T20 tournament, was trolled on Twitter after he failed for the second time in the Nidahas Trophy on Friday.

Over the years, Rohit has managed to win the trust of cricket fans on the back of consistent performances in limited-overs cricket. 

With his ability to score big hundreds, the 30-year-old has earned a new nickname – hitman -- and became a darling of the social media since then.

However, after a streak of low scores in the recently concluded T20 series in South Africa, and two back-to-back failures in the ongoing tri-series T20 tournament in Sri Lanka, the Mumbai batsman has come under attack once again on Twitter.

The Twitterati took a jibe at Rohit’s recent promotion into Grade A+ category in BCCI’s list of centrally contracted players, which entitled him for a payment of Rs 7 crore per year.

While taking a jibe at Rohit for receiving highest salary despite lowest performance, one fan went on to compare Rohit with an office employee who doesn’t perform after a pay hike.

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Despite his poor form, India managed to register their first win in the ongoing tournament, beating Bangladesh by six wickets on Thursday.