India outclassed Australia in the fourth test, beating the latter by massive 137 runs and thus retaining the Border-Gavaskar series on Sunday. Perhaps, the job isn’t over yet as they will be looking to win the series for the first time against Australia in Australia, locking horns against Aussies in the final test in Syndey.
Going into the fourth test, India suffered a big blow as India’s vice-captain of the One-day format Rohit Sharma will be missing out in the last test who played a substantial role in helping the side win the Melbourne test. Rohit scored a crucial half-century in the first innings of the test, taking the total past 400.
Perhaps, the reason for his omission would give you nothing but smiles as the star batsman has been blessed with a baby girl on Sunday. Hours after the victory in Melbourne Rohit flew back to India who couldn’t wait any longer to meet his baby girl and wife Ritika.
No replacement has been called by the management as Hardik Pandeya would look to pounce on the opportunity in Sydney on January third.
A source told TOI: "It would've been great to have him (Rohit) around.
Tactically, he brings so much to the side and then his
batting provides the right kind of balance to the
side. But what awaits him is far bigger and more
The ODI series against Australia will begin from 12 January 2018.