India vs Australia 1st Test: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh always comes front when it comes to supporting the Indian players. Recently, a post on social media started floating where the cricketer made a statement that if Rohit Sharma is not selected for the Test series, he will support Australia. The statement shocked many, but now the off-spinner has thrown light on it and said that it was not a statement made by him. His Twitter post read, ” FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA! I don’t know who and how these people are attributing these stupid quotes to me! Stop everything, and let’s cheer for India!”
Meanwhile, after Prithvi Shaw picked up an ankle injury, there has been a raging debate about who should open the batting for India. Sanjay Bangar also made a statement where he said one spot is up for grabs. There are three openers India have excluding Prithvi Shaw, and they are Murali Vijay, who has just hit a hundred in the tour game against Cricket Australia XI. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are the other openers. Now, with KL Rahul not in good form, chances of Rohit opening the innings increase as he is in red-hot form in limited overs cricket and was selected on the basis of that.
Rohit has never opened in the past in Tests and with Hanuma Vihari at the No 6 position, it seems he could be considered for the opening slot. It is a four-match Test series and the first Test starts on December 6 at Adelaide.