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Rohit Sharma Ruled Out From South Africa Test Series

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Newly appointed ODI skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa as per the latest reports in Cricbuzz. India will fly to South Africa on December 16 and Rohit might not be a part of the team. Priyank Panchal who led India A against South Africa A will replace him in the squad. There is no announcement on who will be the vice-captain.

Reports in Cricbuzz further say that Rohit Sharma got injured on his knee while practicing at the Bandra Kurla Complex. He has been practicing there for overa week now. Whether he will be available for the three-match ODI series against South Africa is also not sure. His injury looks to be serious and might take time in recovery.

An update on Rohit Sharma’s extent of injury is expected soon from the BCCI but he is sure to miss the Test series. Panchal who will replace him has a pretty strong domestic record to show for. He has featured in 100 first-class matches and has scored 7011 runs at an average of 45.52 and has got 24 centuries.

Recently Rohit Sharma spoke to BCCI after being named the captain of the ODI team. He opened up on Virat Kohli’s importance in the team as playing under Rahul Dravid’s guidance. He praised Kohli for the way he led the team to a point where there is no looking back.

I Have Enjoyed Playing Under Virat Kohli: Rohit Sharma

“Five years that he led the team, he led from the front every time, we stepped on to the park, and there was clear grit and determination to win every game, that was the message to the entire squad,” Rohit said on the sidelines of the India Test squad’s training session ahead of the South Africa tour. We have had a great time playing under him and I have played a lot of cricket under him, I have enjoyed each and every moment, still continue to do that,” said Sharma.


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