New Delhi. The Indian cricket team will play a series of 5 T20 International matches against South Africa from June 9. The first match of this series will be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Rohit Sharma is not a part of Team India in this important series to be played against South Africa. KL Rahul has been made the captain in his place. Hitman has been rested in this series. Former cricketer RP Singh has raised questions on Rohit being given a break. He says that Rohit Sharma did not need a break.
Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has been rested before leading the postponed fifth Test against England. Apart from this, the Indian team is being prepared for the T20 World Cup to be held at the end of the year. RP Singh says that Rohit should not have sat outside the series.
Talking to India TV, he said, ‘I think he should have played the series. To rest or not to rest is their personal opinion. But it depends on how tired he is feeling. But I don’t think he needed to take a break. They should have played. It is a long series and remember that he is the captain of the team.
Virat-Bumrah also out
Team India’s regular players Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are also out in the T20 series against South Africa. In such a situation, the absence of these two can have an impact on the team. RP Singh believes that Rohit could not score many runs in IPL 2022. But for India he is important.
According to RP Singh, ‘For the last few seasons, Rohit has not been able to score more than 400 runs in the IPL. But there are many batsmen who have crossed the 400-run mark. There was no consistency in Rohit’s performance. RP Singh further said that in the series against South Africa, he would play some match-winning innings.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 05, 2022, 18:53 IST