Rohit Sharma’s Nets Nightmare: Local Bowler Strikes Twice, Uproots Middle Stump


Rohit Sharma’s struggle continues as the Indian skipper faces hurdles in finding his form during the ongoing Test series against England. Despite promising starts, Rohit has failed to convert them into substantial scores, with disappointing figures in both the first and second Test matches.

Reports from the Indian Express shed light on Rohit’s challenging practice session ahead of the third Test in Rajkot. The skipper faced difficulties against a local net bowler, enduring the ignominy of being dismissed twice in consecutive deliveries. The first dismissal saw his middle stump uprooted by a sharp in-swinger, while the second saw him fall to an out-swinging delivery.

Apart from standout performances by Yashasvi Jaiswal, KL Rahul, and Shubman Gill, the Indian batting lineup has struggled to find consistency. The upcoming third Test presents further challenges as the team management considers fielding an exceptionally inexperienced side.

Injuries ruling out Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer are likely to prompt the inclusion of Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar in the squad. Speculation surrounds Dhruv Jurel potentially replacing KS Bharat as the wicketkeeper, suggesting a middle-order lineup with minimal Test experience, as both Sarfaraz and Jurel eye debut appearances.

As India braces for the third Test showdown, they must navigate an unpredictable English side with precision and resolve. Following a riveting series opener loss in Hyderabad, India’s resurgence in Vizag sets the stage for an intense battle, with the series finely balanced.

While standout performances from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jasprit Bumrah have bolstered India’s position, concerns linger over the middle-order’s inconsistency, now heavily reliant on emerging talent to deliver under pressure.

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