Australia vs India 3rd Test: India cricketer Rohit Sharma seems to be missing his wife Ritika Sajdeh in Australia. It was Ritika’s birthday recently and Rohit was not there alongside his wife hence he took to Instagram to apologize with a heartwarming post. His post read, “Happy birthday my other half. Apologies for not being there thought I’ll share this inflight celebration of your birthday last year @ritssajdeh ❤️.” Also Read - IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia Are Capable of Being Outstanding Performers at International Stage, Says Kumar Sangakkara

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma could not feature in the Perth Test as he had picked up an injury. In all probability, Rohit should be available for the all-important Boxing Day Test. The India cricketer played the first Test at Adelaide, where he got a start but could not capitalize.

Meanwhile, though his team lost the battle against Australia in Perth, the India skipper Virat Kohli is still the world’s best batsman when it comes to the cricket’s most traditional format – Test cricket. Kohli gained 14 points to reach 934 points in ICC Test rankings following his valiant first-innings hundred (123) in the second Test at Perth which Australia won by 146 runs to level the four-match series. Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and pacer Jasprit Bumrah also attained their career-best positions in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Thursday. The India captain has thus increased his lead over New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson from seven to 19 points.

Pant gained 11 places to secure the 48th spot while India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane moved up two places to progress into the top-15. In the bowlers’ list, Bumrah achieved a career-high ranking of 28 while fellow teammate Mohammad Shami moved two places to 24th. Second-ranked Williamson too has something to cheer about after scoring 91 in the drawn first of two Tests against Sri Lanka. He has reached a personal best of 915 points, the joint-25th highest ever and equal with ICC Hall of Famer George Headley of the West Indies.