India’s destructive batsman and limited-overs vice–captain Rohit Sharma has been named as the vice-captain for the rest of the two-Test matches against the Australian cricket team. Rohit Sharma has joined his teammates after completing his 14-day quarantine period on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma will finally take over the reins from Cheteshwar Pujara.
Ajinkya Rahane will continue to lead the Test side in the absence of the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who left for India to be there with his wife Anushka Sharma during the birth of their child.
After suffering a humiliating defeat in the first Test match, Ajinkya Rahane led team India made a strong comeback in the Boxing-day Test match. Team India dominated the Australians throughout the game. Despite the absence of Mohammad Shami and Virat Kohli, team India managed to clinch the Boxing Day Test match on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma flew in from Sydney and joined the rest of the team in Melbourne. Ajinkya Rahane. who played a match-winning knock in the second test match. After the match, Rahane had said:
“We are excited about Rohit coming back. Spoke to him yesterday, he’s waiting to join the team,”
Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in the team has boosted India’s chances in the ongoing Test series. In the meantime, BCCI took to their social media and shared a video of Rohit Sharma, where he can be seen hitting the ball hard in the nets. Sharing the video, BCCI wrote:
“The wait is over!
The Hitman @ImRo45 show is about to unfold.”
Here, check out the video:
The wait is over!
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 1, 2021
Meanwhile, social media was flooded with amazing reactions from the netizens. Fans were thrilled after Rohit Sharma was appointed as the vice-captain for team India. From cricket experts to fans, everyone expressed their happiness on social media.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
And LOL people were questioning his place & will the management take Rohit Sharma in the XI with 5 days of practice 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YDx86z9RD7
— Saish 💫 (@CricketSaish45) January 1, 2021
— Wasim jafferr❁ (@wasimzeffar114) January 1, 2021
— prayu45 #mi #ict💙 (@SumanPrayu) January 1, 2021
Rohit Sharma is vice captain of Indian team for the next two tests.
— R O H i T 🇮🇳 (@eternal_Rohit) January 1, 2021
— Shubham (@RohitianShubham) January 1, 2021
Rohit sharma appointed as vice captain for team india..
Meanwhile haters: pic.twitter.com/Bcm0kLP2mf
— Lucifer ☠️ (@Sachinpatil_45) January 1, 2021
So Rohit Sharma gonna play 3rd Test , How unfair it is
> They will play this Test Failure Batsman in place of Mayank or Vihari
> How on earth this guy getting VC instead of Ashwin or Test regular player . pic.twitter.com/R4ZTvkNYCA
— Sai (@akakrcb6) January 1, 2021