new Delhi: Team India is going to play against Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series from tomorrow. For the first time in this series, Rohit Sharma is going to lead the team. As soon as Rohit came, he took many players in and out of Team India. But there are also two legendary players who have won many matches for the Indian team, but they are no longer present in the team. Captain Rohit himself is missing those players.
The captain remembered these players
India’s new Test captain Rohit Sharma said on Thursday that it is difficult to fill the gap of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, but there comes a time when it is necessary to give opportunities to youngsters by thinking ahead. Rahane, who has played 82 Tests for India and Pujara, who has played 95 matches, has not found a place in the Indian team for the Test series against Sri Lanka. When asked about the impact of Rahane and Pujara’s absence, Rohit said, “It is difficult to fill the gap of these two. I don’t even know who will come in place of these two. We will have to wait till tomorrow.
Both won many matches
Rohit said, ‘The contribution of these two cannot be described in words. Years of hard work, playing 80 and 90 Tests, playing Tests abroad and helping India reach the number one position. It is not that these two will not be a part of our strategy going forward. He said, ‘It is only a matter of time that his name was not considered. There is no written assurance that this will happen in future also. Rohit said that it will be challenging for the new players but they will get opportunities.
Chance given to new players
Rohit said, ‘Whenever there are changes in the team, it is not easy for the new players. But these are players who have done exceptionally well whether for India A or in first-class cricket. He said, ‘I think these players should be encouraged. We have to look ahead and these players have been waiting for a long time. Hopefully they will do well when given a chance.
Rohit captain of all three formats
After Kohli stepped down as captain, Rohit Sharma was made the captain of all three formats. Under Rohit’s captaincy, India did a clean sweep in the ODI and T20 series against the West Indies and then in the T20 series against Sri Lanka.