Gautan Gambhir, a former Indian cricketer, thinks Rohit Sharma’s absence from the Test series against South Africa is a “massive blow” for the visitors before they go on tour.
This week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that Rohit will not play in the three-match Test series against South Africa because of a hamstring problem.
“It’s a big blow for India and the way he batted in England, he would have like to go, South Africa, as he wouldn’t want to miss a Test while being in good form. He was just appointed as a vice-captain so it’s a massive blow,”
Gambhir told ANI. Priyank Panchal has replaced Rohit Sharma in the Test squad. “Great opportunity for youngsters to pick up this opportunity and make the country proud,” Gambhir added.
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Rohit, who was recently named vice-captain of the team, hurt his left hamstring while training in Mumbai on Sunday.