IND vs SA: Rohit Sharma out of Test series
New Delhi – Team India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma was dropped from the Test series against South Africa on Monday. Rohit Sharma got injured during practice, due to which he will not be able to play in the three-Test series. Rohit Sharma has a left leg strain and has yet to play in the ODI series. Priyank Panchal has been included in Team India in place of Rohit.
After Rohit’s departure, Mayank Agarwal will now be seen opening with KL Rahul in South Africa but the lack of a hitman is going to hurt Team India a lot. Speaking of 2021, Team India looks helpless without Rohit. Let’s say 5 reasons.
Rohit Sharma is India’s most successful Test batsman in 2021. Rohit has scored 906 runs in 11 matches at an average of 47.68. We tell you that Rohit Sharma scored 129 runs in 2 matches at home against Australia this year and 368 runs in 4 matches on England tour. Rohit also scored 345 against England in the home Test series.
Rohit Sharma also scored the most centuries for India in 2021. Rohit has scored two Test centuries this year where batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rahane and Pujara have not scored a single century with the bat.
Rohit Sharma holds the record for playing the biggest Test innings for India in 2021. Rohit Sharma’s best score this year is 161, Mayank Agarwal’s 150.
Rohit Sharma has played 1880 balls as an opener this year, which is very important in Test cricket. The big thing is that Rohit has been batting on a tough pitch in Australia and England this year. Rohit’s role was also very important in South Africa but he was out due to injury.
The omission of Rohit Sharma from the tour of South Africa is also a big blow as Team India’s middle order is completely out of form. The average of three batsmen in Virat Kohli, Pujara and Rahane is less than 30 this year. Rahane’s batting average is less than 20. In such a situation, the omission of Rohit from the tour of South Africa is a matter of concern.