Skipper Virat Kohli is facing constant criticism for his selection of Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane for the second test at Centurion. Rohit Sharma was given the chance ahead of Rahane in the Newlands Test and he scored a combined 21 runs in two innings only.
Despite receiving a precious chance, Rohit once again failed with the bat and scored only 10 before being dismissed by South African pacer Kagiso Rabada. Just after his dismissal, cricket fans started trolling him for his poor performance and unfair chance.
*At passport office*
Rohit Sharma: Sir mujhe apna passport Renew karana hae
Officer: Bhai Rehne de tu karega kya bahar jaake #IndvsSA
— Apurva (@Hud_Hud_Dabbang) January 14, 2018
@ImRo45 Lowest test averages in India vs South Africa series
5.29 Venkatesh Prasad
5.44 Ishant Sharma
6.22 Paul Harris
7.78 Mkhaya Ntini
8.50 Javagal Srinath
9.27 Rohit Sharma
If u are in company of recognised tailenders, then there is something very wrong with ur batting#VPS
— Oscar D’rose (@oscar_dazzler) January 14, 2018
Plz give me 4 innings, i can score more than Rohit Sharma with better strike rates…#deal
— Janak Desai (@jnd583) January 14, 2018
Rohit sharma will play 3rd test match in only 2 condition.
1. If rohit tells virat that this is my last test match
2. If rohit play a match winning knock in 2nd innings #SAvIND #INDvSA #SAvsIND rt if you agree
— Mycricweb (@mycricweb) January 14, 2018
To all Rohit Sharma fans.
Face the fact that he is an overrated flat track bully.
And to all Kohli critics.
Determination wins over talent.
Every Which way!
— Ravishankar V (@RaviVeeraghanta) January 14, 2018
I’ve been one of the biggest Rohit Sharma supporter but he’s just not good enough for test cricket outside India. He keeps missing the changes given to him. Rahane deserves to play ahead of him. #SAvIND
— Deepak K (@Lord_Dothraki) January 14, 2018
Rahane is known for his calm and composed demeanor, and has scored centuries in Melbourne, Colombo, Wellington, Kingston, and Lord’s. Despite having an excellent track record in overseas country, he lost his chance to Rohit Sharma who has a magnificent record on domestic ground primarily.
Rahane has a fantastic moderate of 53.44 batting in foreign grounds Rohit average is 24.55 outdoor India. Not only Rahane, but Kohli also dropped Bhuvneshwar Kumar from playing for the second test match who snatched six wickets within the Newlands.
India made three changes with wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, opener KL Rahul, and pacer Ishant Sharma in exchange for Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Let’s see what happens next!