BAN vs IND 2022: Rohit Sharma Ruled Out of 2nd Test; KL Rahul Will Lead the Team

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma(Image: BCCI)

Rohit Sharma Ruled Out of 2nd Test Against Bangladesh: Indian Captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the second Test against Bangladesh scheduled to play on December 22 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Rohit Sharma Ruled Out of 2nd Test Against Bangladesh

During the India tour of Bangladesh 2022, Indian cricket was scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 2 Test matches which are a part of ICC WTC 2021-23.

India lost the 3-match ODI series by 2-1 but in their last ODI match team India’s opening batter Ishan Kishan smashed a record-breaking double century and enrolled his name in the list of players to hit a double century in ODI.

He also surpasses Chris Gayle to become the fastest batter to reach a double ton in the ODI format. In the same match, Virat Kohli also scored his 72nd Century and surpassed Ricky Ponting’s 71-century tally and become the second player with the most centuries across all formats – standing next to legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan(Image: BCCI)

Skipper Rohit Sharma injured his hand while fielding in the 2nd ODI match at Dhaka. Rohit walked off the ground in the middle of the game and eventually went to a local hospital for scan.

Rohit returns with bat in the 2nd ODI and scored an unbeaten 51 runs off 28 balls. Rohit’s struggle went in vain after India lost the match by just 5 runs. Owing to the injury, Rohit has been ruled out of the last ODI match and 1st Test of the tour.

A report confirms that injured Rohit Sharma will not travel to Dhaka to play in the 2nd Test match. Vice-captain KL Rahul will continue to lead the team in his absence in the second and final Test of the series which India leads 1-0.

It seems that Rohit Sharma still suffers from a little bit of stiffness in his injured thumb. Considering the important assignments ahead, BCCI has decided not to risk him at this stage.

The report also states that he will be available for the white ball series (three T20Is and three ODIs) against Sri Lanka starting on January 3 next year.