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Indian middle-order batsman in Tests, Rohit Sharma, is all set to miss the fourth and final Test match of the series against Australia due to family reasons. As per a report in The Times of India, Rohit has flown down to India from Australia to be with his with his wife for the birth of their first child. “It would’ve been great to have him (Rohit) around. Tactically, he brings so much to the side and then his batting provides the right kind of balance to the side. But what awaits him is far bigger and more important,” a source was quoted as saying by The Times of India. 

 

Rohit, who played a crucial knock of 63* in the first innings of the recently concluded 3rd Test, made his return into playing XI after missing the 2nd Test due to injury. He was also part of the playing XI in the first game, where he scored 37 and 1, getting out in a surprising way in the first innings after he opted to play a lofted shot against Nathan Lyon despite surviving on the previous delivery.

 

Rohit had made his comeback into the Test side for the Australia tour. Team India's limited-overs vice-captain was dropped from the Test team after the South Africa tour, where he scored 78 runs in four innings. He was kept out of the team for Afghanistan Test, England Test tour and the home series against West Indies as well.

 

His form in the limited-overs cricket saw Rohit making his comeback to the longest format of the game. He was preferred over Hanuma Vihari in the first Test. The latter made a comeback into the playing XI after an injury to Rohit for the second Test and batted as an opener in the third game - when Rohit was back in the playing XI.

 

India is currently leading the series 2-1 with final Test to be played from January 3 in Sydney. With a win in Melbourne, the visitors ensured that they retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and team India cannot lose the series from this point.

 

https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/cricket/article/india-vs-australia-rohit-sharma-to-miss-4th-test-in-sydney-to-be-with-wife-for-birth-of-first-child-report-ritika-sajdeh/339334

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18 minutes ago, R!TTER said:

Chalo thank god, one thing less to worry about. Talent's fans happy as well as that of the Indian test team.

+1...Vihari should move down & Pappu Patel should open.

 

But I think Pandya will slot into Tailunts place with Vihari again forced to open

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Will be interesting if India is forced to bowl first at the SCG. We need good batters to face spin in the 4rth innings, and I think Pandya can be drafted in place of Rohit 

Is Ashwin likely to play,? 

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26 minutes ago, neel roy said:

Lol flipside is fourth innings we are one batsmen short while defending against Lyon 

Which batsman do you propose, from the 19, who'll stand up to Lyon in the 4th innings? I can assure you he isn't from any of the A/R we have & it's best we restrict Aus to the bare minimum in the first innings.

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I am going to sound old fashioned.  Dissapointed Rohit leaving for birth of child.  I am someone with kids

 

But ffs .  Its all on the line and you go home to hold your wifes hand! lol  Just play the test and jet home first calls with private Ambani plane.  But play

 

I know I sound miserbale.  Birth of child etc  Emotional time.  But a test series win in oz, Play.  Make history

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1 hour ago, King Tendulkar said:

I am going to sound old fashioned.  Dissapointed Rohit leaving for birth of child.  I am someone with kids

 

But ffs .  Its all on the line and you go home to hold your wifes hand! lol  Just play the test and jet home first calls with private Ambani plane.  But play

 

I know I sound miserbale.  Birth of child etc  Emotional time.  But a test series win in oz, Play.  Make history

Rohit is not even established test player. He got lots of replacement, who will do similar or even better job. Now if it was Kohli, Pujara, Bumrah etc, without those chances of winning match would be reduced, then its a different discussion.

 

Its just like Khaleel, Biryani etc  taking off in mid-series in ODIs. 

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1 hour ago, King Tendulkar said:

I am going to sound old fashioned.  Dissapointed Rohit leaving for birth of child.  I am someone with kids

 

But ffs .  Its all on the line and you go home to hold your wifes hand! lol  Just play the test and jet home first calls with private Ambani plane.  But play

 

I know I sound miserbale.  Birth of child etc  Emotional time.  But a test series win in oz, Play.  Make history

Good riddance tbh, I was never favour in Rohit being in the test team anyway. Id rest Ishant and get in Kuldeep in his place. Get Pandya in place of Rohit.

 

Agarwal

Vihari

Pujara

Kohli

Rahane

Pandya

Pant

Kuldeep

Jadeja

Shami

Bumrah

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Runs are a bonus. He scored a great 50 actually. Was not selfish to get a 100 and delay declaration.

 

However where Rohit is invaluable is he turned the game around on day 3 when he asked Bumrah to bowl a slow Yorker to Shaun Marsh.

 

Then even on day 5 we all saw he went and talked to Bumrah and then boom game was over in the next 2-3 minutes.

 

There is a reason we won both games where he was part of the side. Do the math people.

 

India will miss his services.

 

 

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3 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

I am going to sound old fashioned.  Dissapointed Rohit leaving for birth of child.  I am someone with kids

 

But ffs .  Its all on the line and you go home to hold your wifes hand! lol  Just play the test and jet home first calls with private Ambani plane.  But play

 

I know I sound miserbale.  Birth of child etc  Emotional time.  But a test series win in oz, Play.  Make history

Glad Mrs Rohit is not married to a foolish/miserable person like you.

Obviously he needs to go right away.

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4 minutes ago, fineleg said:

Glad Mrs Rohit is not married to a foolish/miserable person like you.

Obviously he needs to go right away.

hah hah.  At least I got you backing Rohit, a worthy achievment on my part lol

 

We cant all be super stars like Mr Fineleg(deserves a gold medal for suffering so long)

 

ps you really struggling mentally with chance India winning in oz :phehe:  LOVE IT, come on India bring it home :cheer:

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7 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

I am going to sound old fashioned.  Dissapointed Rohit leaving for birth of child.  I am someone with kids

 

But ffs .  Its all on the line and you go home to hold your wifes hand! lol  Just play the test and jet home first calls with private Ambani plane.  But play

 

I know I sound miserbale.  Birth of child etc  Emotional time.  But a test series win in oz, Play.  Make history

He will be back for ODI'S and that's what is his priority

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