England cricketer Danielle Wyatt is glad to see Rohit Sharma back in Test team

Rohit was picked ahead of Hanuma Vihari to bat at No.6.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

He came in when India were in all sorts of trouble, showed promises but eventually left the ground without fulfilling it. That was a summary of comeback batsman Rohit Sharma’s story on Day 1 of the first Test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. The swashbuckling batsman walked out to bat in the 21st over after India were reduced to 4 for 41 and scored 37 off 61 balls before getting dismissed in the 38th over.

Rohit failed to convert

Rohit was playing a Test match after almost a year. He was discarded as a player not fit for the longer format after the tour of South Africa earlier this year and was ignored for not only Tests against Afghanistan, England and the Windies but even for other long games for ‘A’ sides. He was picked for India ‘A’ that is touring New Zealand but didn’t get to play in the only game he had before flying to Australia for the T20I series.

He eventually made a return to the playing XI but failed to match his low average in Tests – 39.97 – in the first innings, he played. He hit three sixes but longevity is key in Tests one supposes.

However, not all were unhappy with Rohit’s return to the Test team, riding on the good form that he has shown in the limited-over formats. One among them is England woman cricketer Danielle Wyatt who is known for her explicit viewpoints on Indian cricket and cricketers. The 27-year-old batting all-rounder could not hide her excitement over Rohit’s return to the Indian Test team.

Wyatt’s tweet was liked over 700 times but Twitterati also made fun of the fact that the Indian batsman was back into the hut much quicker than his supporters would have loved. One even said that Wyatt’s tweet was “Sarcasm at its best”.

The Indian batting order failed to impress on the first day after captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat. The openers failed yet again and Kohli too was gone cheaply. Cheteshwar Pujara stood tall among the ruins by remaining unbeaten at the time of writing this report and was being accompanied by Ravichandran Ashwin. The visitors were placed at 143 for 6 at tea.

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