Shubman Gill made the most of the opportunity handed to him in the absence of Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, by scoring a century in the second innings of the first Test match against Bangladesh. This put India in a position where they were able to coast to victory.
However, because Rohit Sharma is likely to return to the team for the second test, fans have begun to speculate about which player will take Rohit’s place in the lineup. This speculation has sparked a controversy among fans.
Even though Shubman opened alongside the stand-in captain KL Rahul in the game, it remains to be seen whether or not Rohit’s return will result in him being dropped despite achieving a century.
Wasim Jaffer contributed his thoughts on the matter to a conversation that was taking place on ESPNCricinfo. Jaffer is of the belief that a bowler would make way for the returning Rohit rather than Rahul or Gill, despite the fact that the apparent decision is between the two of them.
“According to a well-known proverb, the bowlers are taken out of the game whenever the batters fail to perform.
Therefore, I am going to predict that they have one fewer bowler and one more batsman. The number of spinners could be reduced by one, and Rohit Sharma could be replaced by one of the bowlers, as we shall see “he stated.
Both Rahul, who is the team’s chosen vice-captain, and Gill, who has scored a tonne of runs, make it tough for the team management to decide which of the two players to leave on the bench.
In light of the fact that India has bowled really well against Bangladesh in the first Test, restricting them to just 150 runs in the first innings of the match, it is possible that playing with less bowlers would be the more prudent strategy.
In India’s second innings, the batting performance of Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara both resulted in centuries for their respective teams. Earlier on in the first innings, Pujara had scored 90 runs while Shreyas Iyer had tallied 86 runs towards the end of their respective knocks.
Surprisingly, Ravichandran Ashwin has not been able to take a single wicket in the match so far, and Axar Patel has not been successful in making a significant impact either.
It would not be surprising if Axar were the one to make way for Rohit if the management of the team decided to make the switch from Rohit Sharma to a bowler.