Rohit Sharma made his Test debut against the West Indies way back in 2013 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In his very first knock, he churned out a knock of 177 and then followed it up with another century at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The second game was also the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s final appearance at the highest level. Rohit has had it tough ever since.
At home, Rohit has an average of 85.44, having scored 769 runs with three centuries. But it’s his numbers in trying overseas conditions that have been a matter of concern for a long time. In 18 Tests outside India, the Mumbai batter only has 816 runs at a dismal average of 26.72. The 32-year-old last played a Test against Australia last year in December at the renowned MCG.
Rohit Sharma warms the bench in West Indies Tests
Rohit had an incredible time in the World Cup where he was the leading run-scorer, having racked up five centuries. As far as Test cricket is concerned, he was picked for the two-match series in the West Indies, but unfortunately, he couldn’t break into the playing eleven. Fans on Twitter are a tad dejected as they feel that Rohit should’ve gotten a chance in the series, bearing in mind his form.
The supporters are also agitated by the fact that Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, is constantly persisting with KL Rahul, who has had a rough time in the format, especially in the last year or so. Even in the ongoing tour of the Caribbean, Rahul hasn’t done anything of sorts. He got a couple of starts in the first Test at the North Sound, Antigua, but was unable to convert them.
In the first innings of the second Test at the Sabina Park in Jamaica, he could manage only 13 runs before edging one off Jason Holder. In the meantime, there are some pages on the social media platforms, which are turning no stones down in criticizing the move of Rahul’s inclusion.
The posts are also drawing comparisons between Rohit and Rahul’s number in Test cricket. Now a development has come to the fore where Rohit has liked one of the posts. The post sarcastically called Rahul as ‘Bradman’ and Rohit seemed to have enjoyed the dig taken at the opener.
Here is the screenshot of Rohit liking the post
(Photo Source: Instagram)
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