Last Update on: September 30th, 2018 at 12:03 pm
Rohit Sharma could not make his place in India’s Test squad for the two-match series Windies despite performing well in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018. In fact, the interim captain had also led India with aplomb. Furthermore, he was the second highest run-getter of the tournament with 317 runs in the five matches. Therefore, it was a complete performance from the flamboyant right-hander.
Meanwhile, it is well known that Rohit Sharma has had his struggles in the red ball version of the game. The right-hander had played the first two Test matches on the South African tour. However, he could make amends as he failed to deliver the goods.
Rohit Sharma hasn’t hit the ground running in Test cricket.
Subsequently, Rohit was dropped for the final third Test match against the Proteas and could not make the cut for the Test squad for the England tour. However, there is no denying the fact that Rohit Sharma finds it difficult to tackle the swinging conditions.
In fact, there is no doubt that Rohit has done well in the longest format while playing in the home conditions. Furthermore, he has scored a couple of hundreds against the Windies in white clothing.
Thus, it won’t have been a bad idea to give some confidence to Rohit in Test cricket. We had seen the Indian batting line-up struggle in the English conditions and Virat Kohli was the lone warrior. Consequently, the batsmen had let the team down.
Moreover, the series against the Windies could have been a perfect preparation for Rohit Sharma for the tour of Australia. We know there isn’t a lot of swing in the Australian conditions. The bounce is true on the Aussie pitches and Rohit Sharma could do well there if he gets his chance.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Test selection which did not have Rohit Sharma.
Rohit has a phenomenal average for tests in Indian conditions, and with the current batting form he is in dropping him from test against West Indies is a blunder. @BCCI#IndvsWI
— Ashwani (@itsash_10) September 29, 2018
Clear message to Rohit that management is not looking up to him in future as no 5 in tests. Focus on white ball only. Good decision I think. #IndvsWI @cricketaakash
— Rushabh Shah (@Rushabh_Fire) September 29, 2018
When @bcci gave rohit a run of 4..5 test matches in a row.? His record in subcontinent is very good and considering Australian tour the bowl doesn't swing much and he loves pace. He deserves a chance as he is more matured now.#IndvsWI
— Ashwani (@itsash_10) September 29, 2018
@RaviShastriOfc @imVkohli don't involve politics in cricket. @ImRo45
deserves to be in test team squad.he is a Champ and He will come back stronger.#IndvsWI #indvwi
— Dhananjay (@dhananjay_1717) September 29, 2018
I don't know what is on the mind of the selectors! What should rohit sharma do to get a place in the squad! Really disappointed with the captain coach and selectors! #INDvsWI #RohitSharma #ViratKohli
— GKY (@gopalkrishnaydv) September 29, 2018
#RohitSharma, the only thing the selectors missed out on while selecting Test team for #INDvsWI.. Still a brilliant team picked, and Rohit will also soon get a call, I am sure @ImRo45 https://t.co/JSkxkIfV0P
— SSRAmarHai (@ajay36mittal) September 29, 2018
Hello @BCCI i am very huge fan of indian team but @ImRo45 is very talented person he is should be enter as opener in ever form #IndvsWI
— Darshak Chhaya (@DarshakChhaya2) September 29, 2018
एक बार फिर #Rohit sharma को टेस्ट टीम में जगह नहीं दिया। अच्छा ईनाम दिया #BCCI ने #AsiaCup में इतने रन बनाने के बाद!
'हर शाख पर उल्लू बैठा है'@Wahcricketlive @Sportskeeda @vikrantgupta73 @samiprajguru @harbhajan_singh
— Keshav kumar singh (@Imkks_Rana121) September 29, 2018
#IndvsWI It's very difficult to fathom why a genuine match winner @ImRo45 is being kept out of the test team. A few failures does not wipe out class n solid technique, Unfair to keep him out.
— Tripti tiwari (@TriptiRTiwari) September 29, 2018
Yes this’s totally unfair @BCCI 😏 feeling bad for @ImRo45 for not selecting him in test team. 🙃😟 at least they should give a chance for this series. #INDvsWI very disappointed ☹️ https://t.co/6QjuRGCgvk
— KVR (@ramana_kongara) September 29, 2018
@imVkohli is a great batsman but he is cheap small hearted player, The rejection of @ImRo45 from test team is cheap by Virat. Now it's shows Virat is jealous from Rohit. Virat you ignored Rohit from test but you see Rohit will come & you are not able to do anything @BCCI #INDvsWI
— Aman Saxena 🇮🇳 (@imAmanSaxena) September 30, 2018
Great win Rohit and the team @ImRo45 ..u were exceptional…I get surprised every time I don’t see ur name in the test team ..it’s not far away ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 29, 2018