India vs Australia 3rd Test Melbourne: Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar questioned the timing of the declaration and said he was ‘surprised’ as he felt Rohit Sharma was set and could have extended India’s lead by 50-75 more runs. He feels it would be difficult for India if they have to bat for the second time in the match as the pitch is playing tricks. His post read, “Strange declaration from India. With Rohit there, India could have got 50/75 runs or even more runs, runs which would be harder to get batting second. Made sense in getting them now.”
Here is how he faced backlash on Twitter for his statement as fans felt he was being biased towards another Mumbaikar in Rohit Sharma.
At stumps on day 2, Australia is at 8 for no loss with openers Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris unbeaten at 3 and 5 respectively. India lead by 435 runs and it seems Cheteshwar Pujara’s 17th Test ton along with a brilliant 82 from Virat Kohli seems to have taken the Melbourne Test out of Australia’s reach.