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  • Rohit Sharma out for 0 in India Board President’s XI vs South Africa

    first_imgRohit Sharma suffered the ill-fate of being dismissed for a duck in his last outing before the 1st Test vs South Africa starts on October 2. During the ongoing tour match of the visiting South Africans against the Indian Board President’s XI being played at Vizianagaram, Rohit opened the BPXI innings with Mayank Agarwal after the tourists had declared their 1st innings on 279/6.But Rohit lasted just 2 balls as in the 2nd over of the innings bowled by fast bowler Vernon Philander, the batsman was caught by Heinrich Klaasen without scoring.Earlier the South Africans declared their 1st innings at 279/6 on the 3rd and final day of the match as soon as Philander fell 2 short of a well-deserved half-century. Temba Bavuma remained unbeaten on 87 off 127 balls and must be high on confidence ahead of the 3-Test series next month.For BPXI, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3 crucial wickets including that of SA captain Faf du Plessis (9). Umesh Yadav and Bengal pacer Ishan Porel were the only other successful bowlers for BPXI with one wicket apiece.At the time of writing, BPXI were 13/1 in 3.4 overs with Abhimanyu Easwaran having joined Agarwal in the middle.Earlier, Yuvraj Singh said Rohit Sharma should be given an extended run in Tests if India are considering to promote him to open the innings in the longest format of the game.The selection committee has dropped KL Rahul for the upcoming 3-Test series against South Africa, starting October 2. Rohit Sharma has got the backing of the team management and the selectors and is all set to open in whites as well.advertisement”If you ask me, Rohit Sharma should have opened in Tests from the beginning of his career. You play him one match and then drop him and say Rohit Sharma is not scoring runs in Test cricket. How can you expect someone to perform without giving him 10 Test?” Yuvraj Singh said.”Now if you are making Rohit Sharma open in Tests, you should give him 6 Tests and tell him Rohit, you have got 10-12 innings, go and play your game, nobody will say anything. You gave so many chances to KL Rahul, so whoever is your opener, give him those 6 Test matches so that he can go and express his game.”Also Read | Based on Virat Kohli’s workload, India can try a different captain for shorter formats: Yuvraj Singhlast_img read more