new Delhi: Before the second Test match against Australia, the regular captain of the team Virat Kohli returned to India, after this, the team became the acting captain Ajinkya Rahane, who was the regular vice-captain of the team. After this, middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was made the vice-captain of the team for the second Test, but for the third Test match, the team’s new vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been replaced. Rohit Sharma has returned for the third Test and it is expected that he will get a chance in the playing eleven as well. The BCCI announced Rohit to be made the Test vice-captain.
This is the first time Rohit Sharma has been named vice-captain of Test cricket. Prior to this, he has been the vice-captain of the Indian ODI and T20 team. Pujara was named vice-captain for the second Test, but he was removed from the post only after one match after Rohit’s return. Talking about Rohit Sharma, he made his Test debut for India in the year 2013 and since then he has played a total of 32 Test matches in which he has scored 2141 runs which includes 6 centuries.
Rohit Sharma has always been in and out of the Test team based on his performance. Rohit Sharma, who was a huge success in the 2019 ODI World Cup, was not given a place in the Test team even on the tour of West Indies. Although he was with the team, he was not included in the playing XI. After this, when the home season started, he was made the opener batsman of the Test team where he performed well. After this, he was acquired in November 2019 and after that he could not play a Test match. Now he is getting a chance to play Test once again. Now in the third Test, will he play the role of opener or play in the middle order? India will play their third Test match against the Kangaroo team from January 7.