Even though Indian opener Rohit Sharma was full of talent since the beginning of his international career, the Maharashtra batsman discovered the best way to channelize his ability when he was promoted up the order in the Indian cricket team. In the backdrop of India’s second Champions Trophy title in 2013, Rohit found his form continued to impress in the ODI series against Australia. The right-handed batsman scored two centuries, including 209, only the third double in One Day International cricket. Following the remarkable outing, he didn’t just improve as a batsman but developed some leadership skills within his dynamic personality. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rohit remains the most successful skipper as he has led Mumbai Indians to the title thrice in the cash-rich league. Under the captaincy of Rohit, Mumbai have lifted the IPL trophy in 2013, 2015 and 2017.read more
After the IPL final, Rohit, instead of heading to Australia, had to come back to Mumbai to be with his ailing father.
Rohit, who is nursing a hamstring injury is doing is rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and is still three weeks away from full match fitness.
The in-form Mayank Agarwal is likely to open with Shikhar Dhawan in Rohit's absence in the ODI series beginning Friday.
Recently, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram had also expressed his desire to see Indian and Pakistani players playing in each other's T20 leagues.
Australia head coach Justin Langer has commented on Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma's potential absence from the Test series, which begins on December 17.
The lack of transparency in communication fueled the saga surrounding Rohit Sharma's injury ahead of India's tour of Australia.
With Rohit Sharma's participation in the Test series looking uncertain, reports have emerged that Shreyas Iyer could be added as a reserve batsman for the Test series against Australia.
Rohit, who is nursing a hamstring injury, is reportedly out of the series while skipper Kohli will be on paternity leave after the first Day/Night Test in Adelaide.
Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma are currently undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Gambhir additionally said that the difference between Kohli and Rohit's record in the Indian Premier League needs to be taken into account.
Rohit and Ishant are currently at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru recovering from their respective injuries that they had incurred during IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Soon after his conversation with Mumbai Indians' inspirational captain, Suryakumar's mind was suddenly wired for distraction, and his bat ready to do some more talking.
The senior batsman is expected to play a big role alongside Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara when skipper Virat Kohli returns to India.
Rohit is currently doing strength and conditioning work at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before heading to Australia.
Wasim Jaffer referred to a meme to troll Brad Hogg after the former Aussie spinner raised doubt on Rohit Sharma holding a spot in India's Test XI.
For Maxwell, KL Rahul is as good a back-up as any team can wish for.
MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar among others left their mark in Australia with some memorable knock in the ODI format.
Rohit is not part of India's limited-overs squad for the Australia tour and selectors included him in the revised Test squad after he played two IPL games for Mumbai Indians besides the final.
Though Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain on paper, Akhtar sees Rohit taking over leadership duties from Kohli following the first Test at the Adelaide Oval.
Indian captain skipping three Test matches serves likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, among others to express their full potential against Australia.