Aakash Chopra has highlighted that Rohit Sharma absence from the upcoming Test series in South Africa has significantly weakened the Indian side. He was made Team India’s vice-captain but the 34-year old was ruled out after injuring his left hamstring while practicing in Mumbai.
“Ravindra Jadeja unavailable, Axar Patel unavailable, Rahul Chahar unavailable, you don’t have Shubman Gill and now they are saying that Rohit Sharma is also not there. I mean what is happening? Should we cancel the South Africa tour?,” Aakash Chopra said on his Youtube channel.
Aakash further added that Rohit had formed an excellent opening combination with KL Rahul.
“Rohit Sharma is going to be a huge miss. If his tour is in doubt, India’s chances are looking in doubt because who was your best Test batter in 2021. Why did you do well in England – Rohit was there with Rahul. Rohit has started loving Test cricket and he is enjoying leaving or defending.”