Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has termed opener Rohit Sharma’s departure from the Test series against South Africa as a “huge blow” to India.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has termed opener Rohit Sharma’s departure from the Test series against South Africa as a “huge blow” for India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday confirmed that Rohit has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against South Africa due to injury. “It’s a big blow to TeamIndia, the way he has batted in England, he is moving away from the Test series when he is in good form.” Gambhir told ANI.
Rohit Sharma has been replaced by Priyank Panchal in the Test squad. ” It is a great opportunity for the youth to take advantage of this opportunity and make the country proud, ”said Gambhir. Rohit, who was recently appointed as the team’s vice-captain, injured his left arm during his training session in Mumbai on Sunday. News is also coming that Virat Kohli will not play in the ODI series after Rohit Sharma was initially ruled out of the Test series. Virat also informed the BCCI of his decision to withdraw from the ODI series.
India squad for South Africa Tests: Virat Kohli (captain), Priyank Panchal, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant, Yadav Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumra, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj.
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