Rohit Sharma removes ‘Indian Cricketer’ from his Instagram Bio, Fans Suspect reason being his exclusion from the Indian Team

Rohit Sharma removes 'Indian Cricketer' tag from his Instagram Bio
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Indian star batsman Rohit Sharma was excluded from the Indian team’s all 3 squads for the Australia tour. BCCI announced Team India’s squads to face Australia for their year end tour yesterday, and the injured Rohit Sharma failed to find a place in the team.

Rohit Sharma has not been named in either of the T20I, ODI or Test sides after suffering a hamstring injury on October 18 in the match against Kings XI Punjab. He missed Mumbai Indians’ last two matches due to this reason but was seen hitting the nets just hours after India’s squad announcement.

Rohit Sharma removes ‘Indian Cricketer’ tag from his Instagram Bio

It came in as a shocker when Rohit Sharma was not included in Team India’s squads for the tour of Australia. It was weird because KXIP batsman Mayank Agarwal who is facing a similar injury to Rohit, was named in the Indian squad.

Rohit Sharma removes 'Indian Cricketer' tag from his Instagram Bio
Rohit Sharma’s Instagram bio

Fans noticed a weird activity on the Mumbai Indians captain’s Instagram profile, suddenly after his exclusion from the Indian Team’s squad by BCCI. The Hitman had ‘Indian Cricketer’ written on his Instagram bio, which was removed by Sharma after the squads were announced by BCCI, yesterday.

Rohit Sharma still in contention to play in the India-Australia series

BCCI rules state that any player who is carrying an injury cannot be considered for selection immediately. BCCI said that in a statement that both Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will be monitored by the board which basically means that if they recover completely in time then they can travel to Australia and join the Indian contingent.

Rohit Sharma who is the vice-captain for team India in the limited overs format has always been a vital part of the team. KL Rahul has been named as the vice-captain in the absence of Rohit Sharma from the squad.

Test squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj.

ODI squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-capt/wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

T20I squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-capt/wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy.