Due to a thumb injury, he sustained during the ODI series before the opening Test match of the two-game series against Bangladesh in Chattogram, Indian captain Rohit Sharma had to miss it. According to recent reports, Rohit will probably travel back to Bangladesh for the second Test, which will be played at Mirpur beginning on December 22. But with amazing centuries from Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, his return is sure to provide a major selection dilemma.
Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja provided a shocking response when asked who would sit out if Rohit returned. Before Rohit’s injury forced him to miss the series opener, Gill was not competing for a spot in the starting lineup. In India’s decisive 188-run victory over Bangladesh in Chattogram on Sunday, Gill capitalized on the opportunity by getting his first Test century.
India set a lofty target of 513 runs thanks to Pujara, who also played in the Test match, and Gill. Pujara scored his first Test century in 52 innings, and it was the fastest triple-figure innings of his career. Gill would regrettably have to make way for the India skipper if Rohit made a comeback. Additionally, India might have chosen Gill to replace the veteran if Pujara had not scored so many goals. Jadeja advised Rohit to stay at NCA, where he is recovering from the injury, as India is likely to experience a selection difficulty.
“Tabhi toh bol raha hu Rohit ko bolo ghar me baithne keliye (That is why I suggest Rohit should stay at home). When a player suffers a hand fracture and you cannot hold the bat for about 10 days, even if you recover, you cannot really join the team the very next day. It takes another 1- to 15 days. And we don’t even know the extent of the injury yet. That is why I suggest this. We are looking for a temporary solution and this is the best solution for it,” he said during his conversation with Sony Sports. The second Test match, which will be the last game of the trip, will start on December 22.