India vs South Africa: KL Rahul has been dropped following a poor series in the West Indies. Rohit Sharma has been retained in the side and in all probability would be looked at as an opener as chief BCCI selector MSK Prasad hinted. Rahul averaged merely 25.25 in the West Indies tour in two Tests. Mayank, the other opener also did not live up to the billing as he averaged 20. With India looking for a new opener in whites, Rohit could well open against South Africa. Fans seem to think dropping Rahul and backing Rohit was the right way to go.
Here is how fans reacted:
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Meanwhile, Shubman Gill has earned a maiden Test call-up after his impressive show in domestic and India A games.