In a hilarious post-match interview, star India batsman Rohit Sharma, who is also famous for his nature of forgetting things, missed that pacer Jasprit Bumrah is not a part of the playing XI in the ongoing second Test against England in Chennai. Notably, the Indian pace spearhead has been rested for the second Test while Mohammed Siraj has been assigned his duties. However, Rohit seemed to have forgotten the change.
In a video uploaded by BCCI on late Saturday, Rohit Sharma could be seen joining Ajinkya Rahane in an interview session post the Day 1's play. Rohit, whose 161-run knock led India to 300/6 on the day, was discussing about the batsmen who are batting and those yet to come to bat. “Right now…Rishabh Pant is batting along with Axar (Patel)…Ishant will also come, Bumrah will also come…,” said Rohit before he recalled that the Gujarat pacer was not a part of the squad. However, soon after Rohit’s mistake, Rahane and Ishant, who came into the scene, were quick to remind him of the same.
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Rohit Sharma's scintillating ton helps India post 300/6 on Day 1 at Chennai
Opener Rohit Sharma's splendid hundred (161) helped India post 300/6 on Day 1 of the second Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. His knock included 18 fours and 2 sixes. Apart from Rohit's blitzkrieg, Ajinkya Rahane also contributed with a half-century (67) as skipper Virat Kohli had opted to bat first on the rank-turner track. Spinners picked 5 of the 6 wickets that fell on the day with Jack Leach (2/78) being the pick of the bowlers. Moeen Ali also got two wickets but at the cost of 112 runs. Meanwhile, Joe Root and Olly Stone claimed a wicket apiece. At the end of the day, Rishabh Pant (33) was batting with Axar Patel (5).