Australia vs India 1st Test Day 1, Adelaide: After a lot of dilly dally, Rohit Sharma has made the cut in the XI over Hanuma Vihari for the No 6 slot and it seems that has garnered mixed emotions on Twitter. The initial thought was that Rohit will open if picked, but now it seems the thinktank fooled us all. Some felt they were not expecting this to happen, whereas some others felt that it is a good call as Rohit can bat with the tail.
Here is how this call divided Twitter:
Interesting … Rohit sharma over vihari… I would have kept vihari and dropped pant … India look to win their first test series down under … good luck ..
— puneet (@puneet44567) December 5, 2018
From ‘he can change the game in a session’ to ‘he has been looking good in the nets’ to ‘he can bat well with the tail’, Rohit Sharma has got many ropes…this probably is the last….let’s hope he cashes in#AUSvIND
— Hari Sadanandan (@iamharry_88) December 5, 2018
Now let’s see what Rohit Sharma 2.0 can do. He will be under pressure !!
— Sam️ (@sampathkumarre6) December 5, 2018
Rohit sharma over hanuma vihari #INDvAUS
— The Dark Circle Rises (@Buy1GetNone) December 5, 2018
When will India start giving chances to players based on Domestic & A team performances. Rohit Sharma itseems. MF Shastri. #AUSvIND
— Jaggi (@jaggi_sg) December 5, 2018
Vihari would have been good option in these conditions, team management has lot of faith on rohit Sharma but he failed in all the times test Cricket…
— RAM KUMAR (@dramchem) December 5, 2018
Rohit Sharma and the preferntial treatment he gets ♂️♂️..Trust Kohli and Ravi Shastri to drop a batsman who scored 50 plus with Tailenders in his debut innings in bowling heaven England #AUSvIND#IndvsAus
— IgnitedRamblings (@WalkingXception) December 5, 2018
Meanwhile, India has won the toss and Virat Kohli had no hesitation in opting to bat first as he felt runs on the board would be good. Marcus Harris is making his debut for Australia.
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami
Australia (Playing XI): Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon