There is still doubt about the availability of injured Rohit Sharma for the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur. Acting captain KL Rahul has given this information. Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the first Test due to an injury to his left thumb in the second match at Mirpur on December 7.
Chittagong. India’s stand-in captain Lokesh Rahul on Sunday said that the availability of injured Rohit Sharma for the second Test against Bangladesh starting December 22 in Mirpur will be known in the next day or two. Rohit Sharma had led India in the opening two matches of the one-day international series but was ruled out of the first Test in the second match at Mirpur on December 7 after injuring his left thumb, which the visiting team, captained by Rahul, won on Sunday. won by 188 runs.
Rohit then returned home for treatment and Abhimanyu Easwaran was included in the team as his replacement. Rahul said in the post-match press conference, “We will know about Rohit’s condition in a day or two separately, even I am not aware of it.” Rahul won the first Test against Bangladesh Calling it an overall performance, the team performed well in all departments and played as a unit. He said, “Everything has been wonderful. We batted really well, bowled really well. We took most of the catches in the field as well.
That’s how you win Test matches. Only one or two people can’t win the match, it happens like that in all formats. “Rahul said,” Kuldeep (Yadav), (Mohammed) Siraj bowled very well in the (Bangladesh) first innings while other bowlers did well. Cooperated well with him. In the second innings, Akshar (Patel) bowled really well but Kuldeep and Aish (Ravichandran Ashwin) kept the pressure on.
Umesh (Yadav) and Siraj bowled some really good spells. He did not give runs and many times the ball came close to the bat but was unfortunate. “He said,” Everyone performed well and that is what we wanted to do as a team. Those who performed well got support from other people. ”Rahul said that the culture of the team is about collective needs and not about individual achievements. He said, “It doesn’t matter if you have played 50 Test matches or you are playing your first or second match.”
Rahul said bowling out Bangladesh for 150 in the first innings had set the course for India. He said, “It gave us a lot of time to win the match. Had Bangladesh scored 350 in the first innings, the match could have been a draw. You are not going to get easy victory in Test cricket. We knew this and we have played enough Test cricket to understand that sometimes the opposition will play better and we need to respect that. We have to continue our performance.
Rahul said that wrist spinner Kuldeep is crucial for the team on pitches where bowlers do not get much help. He said, “There was not much for the spinners (on the wicket) and Ash (R Ashwin) also felt it but Kuldeep brought a different variation and that is why we played Kuldeep on such pitches.” The 1-2 loss in the ODI series was a bit disappointing.
Rahul said, “We played some good cricket but could not capitalize on the big moments. It was a bit disappointing. It’s a completely new format now, new people, new energy coming in and you forget what happened in the past and you try.” Everyone is excited to play. We know it is challenging and that is the fun of Test cricket.
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