The Indian team was on a 10-day break after the second test at Visakhapatnam which they won by 106 runs. The series is now leveled at 1-1 and both the teams have now arrived at Rajkot for the second leg of the series which is set to begin from 15th February.
During the break, while the England team went to Abu Dhabi for a short trip, the Indians went back to their respective families to have some off time amid a grueling series. In the meanwhile, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma attended an event which was being hosted by the famous sports presenter Mandira Bedi.
Rohit Sharma praises 12th Fail movie
During the event among many questions asked of Rohit Sharma one of them went viral when she asked Rohit about any of the recent shows or movies he watched during the break to which he replied “12th Fail”. He was quick to add that he liked the movie as well.
12th Fail is India’s most talked about movie in the last month or so. It is produced by famous director Vidhu Vinod Chopra who has also produced cult movies like 3 Idiots and PK. 12th Fail movie actor Vikrant Massey who is a Rohit Sharma also reacted to Rohit Sharma praising his movie with a heart emoji. Watch the video here:
Selection Dilemma for India Ahead of the 3rd Test
The Indian team assembled at Rajkot for the 3rd test after the break on the 12th and will practice for 2 days before the 3rd test. The Indian Cricket Board has already announced the remaining 3 tests against England and there have been some inclusions and exclusions from the squad.
Virat Kohli’s unavailability for the entire test series will be the biggest dent to the Indian team and in addition to it, KL Rahul is declared unfit for at least the third test which means that Sarfaraz Khan will probably debut for India in the 3rd test which leaves the Indian middle-order quite inexperienced.
The track for the 3rd test is expected to be a slow turner and in such case, the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja at his home ground will provide some respite for the Indian team.