1. Virat Kohli reveals why Rohit Sharma was picked over Ajinkya Rahane

Virat Kohli reveals why Rohit Sharma was picked over Ajinkya Rahane

India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the opening cricket Test, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form.

By: | Cape Town | Published: January 9, 2018 11:57 AM
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India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the opening cricket Test, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form. “Well, we decided to go on current form. Rohit has scored runs in the last three Test matches that he has played, and he was batting well, even in the series against Sri Lanka,” said Kohli in the post-match media conference. “These things can always be looked at in hindsight – thinking what if or what if not. But we decided to go with this combination and current form was definitely the criterion,” added Kohli. Rahane, who has not been amongst the runs of late, had a successful tour of South Africa four years ago. With 209 runs, he was third highest run-getter in the series behind Kohli (272 runs) and Cheteshwar Pujara (280).

India lost the first Test by 72 runs with batting letting them down in both the innings.

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  1. Subodh Barik
    Jan 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm
    No rhoit sharma is playing,He is know world top bats man.U see in t20 in super blasting shots.one day t20 hero in Indianian hero's?now test also well playing.u give me answer,u captain two times batting?what your scores nothing?rhoit is playing?murali vijay is out for 2nd test,rhane also playing.i m declareing facebook in ravi sastri page as well as your page.its my order to u.otherwise again defeating this.mind it.what i m ordering ,u bound to this,austrlia,newland defeating?donot care SA?what i m asking u do this,ishanta sharma is fastest bowling,umesh yadav ,bhubaneswar kumar,pandeya all r fastest bowling,SA is blast u do this.other bats man add rahane,prativ patel in ,out murali vijay,saha?u do this.its my order.
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