Former Australian all-rounder, Michael Bevan has said that Rohit Sharma could open the innings for India. Notably, Rohit Sharma sustained an injury in IPL 2020. When the Indian team was announced, he wasn’t included in any format. The BCCI stated that it will monitor Rohit’s fitness.
A lot of controversies erupted once Rohit was excluded from the team. Rohit went on to play in the IPL, defying his injury concerns. A lot of former cricketers questioned his unavailability in the Indian team. Indian skipper Virat Kohli stated that there has been a lack of clarity in Rohit’s matter.
Michael Bevan Opens Up On Rohit Sharma’s Position In The Indian Team
Michael Bevan spoke to CricketAddictor on Saturday and said, “Shubman Gill and Rohit are both used to opening and then you can have a bit of a problem for the opening slot. Rohit reportedly doesn’t have a good record in Test cricket overseas than he has at home. The Indian selectors have a tough decision to make.”
“Maybe, they may want to support Rohit, given his experience and quality. They might replace Gill and give him a chance in the next Test match as the game goes ahead,” Michael Bevan further said.
Rohit Is Serving His Quarantine In Australia
Rohit Sharma is currently in Australia. He cleared his fitness test at the NCA in Bangalore. He then flew to Australia on December 15 and will serve a 14-day quarantine. The veteran batsman will then have ample time to participate in the third Test.
However, the BCCI has stated that Rohit will still be monitored. BCCI affirmed that they will take a final call on Rohit’s availability after his quarantine ends.