Sourav Ganguly emphasized to include Rohit Sharma in Test Team for Australia Tou
Posted by Atin Jain on October 24th, 2018
Vice Captain of Indian Cricket Team Rohit Sharma after performing phenomenally in First ODI against West Indies at Guwahati left everyone surprised. Rohit- Virat partnership scored together 246 runs for India.
Virat Kohli scored 140 runs off 107 balls and Rohit remained not out and scored 152 runs off 117 balls. India took the lead by 1-0 in ODI as the match was won by India by 8 wickets.
Sourav Ganguly told India TV that It was a fantastic performance. It never felt as if the Indian Team was under pressure of a stiff target. They easily won the match and he strongly believes that the Indian Team will seal the series too.
After performing so well in ODI and setting many records, Rohit Sharmawas overlooked once again for Australia Tests Series.
Former Indian Skipper Sourav Ganguly favors Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in Tests Series.
When Dada didn't see Rohit Sharma’s name in Indian Test Squad as announced by BCCI, he was left surprised.
Sourav Ganguly is confident that Rohit Sharma is now ready for Test cricket. Though Rohit Sharma doesn’t have an impressive Test record. But now, Dada believes that he should be given a chance. Rohit has three double centuries in ODIs and also has three centuries in T20Is.
Sourav Ganguly said that Rohit has gained confidence in his game with time. In captaincy too, Rohit has proved his mettle. He thinks that this is the time for the selectors to take Rohit along on the Australian tour for the Test series. Rohit has matured a lot in the last two years.
Past records show that Rohit has played 25 Tests till now in which he has scored 1479 runs at an average of 39.97. Rohit made a comeback to the Test team last year when he replaced Karun Nair for the tour of Sri Lanka. He played his first Test in more than a year in the home series against Sri Lanka last year.
There he scored 217 runs in two Tests at an average of 217. He was also picked ahead of vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane in the series against South Africa early this year. But Rohit failed to covert the opportunity. He failed to score even a half-century in the first two Tests. The selectors have ignored the batsman consistently since then.