Capatin Rohit Sharma
Capatin Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, the recently named Indian vice-captain of the Indian Test Cricket Team is injured. Sharma has suffered a left hamstring injury during his training session in Mumbai on the 12th of December. Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-Match South Africa Test series. Rohit Sharma will be replaced by an in-form Priyank Panchal. Priyank Panchal was the in India A team that was touring South Africa last week. Here is an in-depth look: 

Rohit Sharma Injury: 

Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur, and Ajinkya Rahane had a practice session at the Sharad Pawar Academy in Mumbai. Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane were practicing throwdowns from 3 Indian throwdown specialists.  

Rohit Sharma was hit on the forearm from one of the deliveries of Raghavendra better known as Raghu. Rohit was seen in immense pain immediately. The forearm injury was expected to keep Rohit out of action. But an injury in the left hamstring will be keeping Rohit Sharma out of the 3-Match series.  

Priyank Panchal replacement for Rohit Sharma: 

Priyank Panchal has been named the replacement for Rohit Sharma. Panchal has been performing exceptionally well in the domestic circuit for the past few years. Abhimanyu Easwaran and Prithvi Shaw were the other two options for the Indian Cricket Team.  

Priyank Panchal scored 96 runs in the first unofficial Test between India A and South Africa A. In the second unofficial test match, Priyank Panchal scored 24 runs in the second innings. He ended the tour with these 120 runs of two games. Priyank Panchal averaged 40 in this series.  

In first-class cricket, he averages 45.52 runs at a strike rate of 52.32. He has had a mammoth 24 centuries over the years. Priyank Panchal also has scored 49 half-centuries. Priyank Panchal’s score of 314* against Punjab is memorable.