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India captain Virat Kohli defended the selection of Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test in Cape Town by saying that the decision was based on the current form of the players, as per latest india cricket news
Indian Captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane in the first Test match, by saying that the selection of Rohit Sharma has done on the basis of player’s current form.
After the defeat in the first test against South Africa, Indian team management and Captain Virat Kohli has put under firing line with being question asked about the selection of Rohit Sharma instead of Ajinkya Rahane in the post-match press conference.
Virat Kohli defended by saying “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. 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.”
Excluding Rahane was a big call, as Rahane is one of the most prolific Test Cricket currently and was also teh third highest run scorer when India toured South Africa last time.
The eyes are on team India and Captain Virat Kohli, weather or not Ajinkya Rahane will get a place in the playing XI for the second Test starting from 13th of jan, 2018 at SuperSport Park, Centurion. After losing the first thrilling Cape Town Test by 72 runs Test.