Rohit Sharma all set to join the Indian squad on Wednesday says, Ravi Shastri.
Rohit Sharma: Star Indian opening batsman, Rohit Sharma who missed the first two test outings due to hard quarantine rules is now ready to chip-in to the squad. Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri confirmed the news in the post-match conference that Rohit Sharma is all set to join the Indian squad on Wednesday.
“Rohit Sharma will join the party tomorrow i.e., Wednesday. We will access him and will need to chat with him to see where he is physically because he has been in quarantine for the last couple of weeks. The management will see how he feels before we take a call on him,” Shastri said in the post-match conference.
Earlier there was news to shift Rohit Sharma from Sydney to some other locations due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the city. However, he remains out of contact and was asked to complete his quarantine there only.
After some recent development on Sydney being the host of the third test match, the Indian opener will be flown in to Melbourne and will enter Team India’s bio-secure bubble on Wednesday (30th December).
We’re excited says Rahane:
Team India’s stand-in skipper also looked excited when asked about Rohit Sharma’s inclusion to the side after the second test game.
“We’re excited about Rohit coming back. Spoke to him yesterday, he’s waiting to join the team,” Rahane said.
The visitors thrashed the hosts by eight-wicket in the Boxing Day Test Match at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. With the win, the series is now leveled at 1-1. Ajinkya Rahane’s 12th test ton and Jadeja firm half-century guided India to a convincing win over the Aussies.
Rahane played a master-class after playing cautiously early on in the first two sessions. A strong comeback in the second game will make the visitors more confident. The team would want to take it to the next games.
With Rohit Sharma joining the squad, India will be more energetic.
The third Test will begin on 07th January at Sydney Cricket Ground.