When the Ajinkya Rahane was not included in the first Test match against the Cape Town Test i.e South Africa, there were many questions. Everyone had to say that if Ajinkya Rahane was in the team instead of Rohit Sharma, it would be beneficial for the team.
Well, in the first Test, India lost and the second test was held. Everyone expected Rahane to be included in the team but it did not happen and again Rohit was included in the team. Virat had trusted Rohit but in the first innings of the second Test, Rohit broke that trust.
Again Rohit Sharma flopped
Rohit’s poor batting continued even after the Cape Town Test match in the Centurion Test. When the team needed a lot of Rohit, then he returned to the pavilion. Rohit scored just 10 runs in the first innings of the second test match and he was out LBW at Rabada’s balling. He faced 27 balls and hit two fours. India had lost three wickets for 107 runs and in this way, India needed a long partnership. Everyone felt Rohit would make a long partnership with Virat and handle the team but it could not happen. Rohit shared a 25-run partnership with Virat for the fourth wicket.
Rohit flops is continue
Rohit scored against South Africa in the first test, 11 and 10 runs. In the first innings of the second Test, he scored 10 runs again. It was Rohit Sharma’s second tour of South Africa. Earlier in the year 2013, Rohit played two Test matches against Proteas. In these matches, Rohit played 14, 6, 0 and 25 runs. After this, Rohit in India in 2015 Played two Test matches against Africa In both of these matches, Rohit scored 2, 23, 1 and 0 runs. It is clear from these figures that Rohit has so far Against South Africa in either in India or in South Africa again He has not played good innings in any of the Test matches.
Captain had expressed confidence that Rohit broke it
Captain Kohli had given a clarification before the second Test match that according to current form of Rohit Sharma, he was given a place in the team. The captain’s confidence was also right, but when the team is in trouble than batsman has to show his talent, it makes a batsman bigger.
Rohit has an opportunity in all the three shifts but he did not succeed. Virat ignored all things and gave Rohit a chance in the last eleven but he did not stand on the captain’s trust. However, when questions are asked if Rahane is not fed to the team then what Virat will reply ?
What will happen to Rahane
What is happening with the best player like Rahane is not right for his cricket career. In the one-day and Twenty-20 matches, he is not getting the place in the team. If India loses the second test then perhaps Rahane can get a chance in the team but it can not be seen to be of any benefit. That is, despite having a good record of Rahane on foreign pitch, there is no benefit to keeping him out of the team, but the team has to suffer its losses.