Now with the team gearing up for the Asia Cup, the 33-year-old is all set to return to action in the continental tournament and has also been grinding behind the scenes. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly too remains optimistic about Kohli finding his lost mojo in the tournament.
Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed enjoyed an incredible Test debut for the side against England on Friday, as he not only picked a five-wicket haul but finished the innings with stellar figures of 7/114. His brilliant bowling ensured Pakistan bowl the visitors out on 281 in Multan on Day 1 of the the Test. Abrar had produced impressive performances for his domestic side Sindh in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy last month, that eventually earned him a place in the Test squad for the series against England.
With captain Rohit Sharma injured, his deputy KL Rahul is expected to be at the helm in the third ODI. Debutant Rajat Patidar will in all probability make it to the playing XI in place of Rohit and is expected to play at No. 5.
Team India faced an ODI series defeat against Bangladesh earlier this week when the side faced a close five-run loss in the second game in Dhaka. Chasing a 272-run target, India could only reach 266/9, with captain Rohit Sharma braving a thumb injury to walk into bat at number 9 and scoring an unbeaten century. The series saw the return of star seniors like Rohit, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul in the batting order, as a number of youngsters including Shubman Gill and Sanju Samson failing to find a place in the squad.
A reporter asked Washington Sundar about the situation in the Indian dressing room after the side faced an ODI series defeat against Bangladesh earlier this week.
England captain Ben Stokes (30) and Will Jacks (31) added 61 runs but Abrar Ahmed came up with another beauty of a delivery to leave Stokes shell-shocked. Photos of videos of Stokes' expression after being clean-bowled by Abrar went viral.
The drama surrounding David Warner's decision to withdraw attempts to overturn his leadership ban took a new turn when a legendary Australia cricketer made explosive revelations regarding that dreaded day in Cape Town.
Abrar Ahmed, very much a mystery spinner made a dream start to his Pakistan career when he ripped through England's top order and left them reeling at 167/5 inside first session of the opening day of the Multan Test.
After Rohit's courageous act in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh, his three-year-old tweet made after the 2019 ODI World Cup went viral. "I don’t just walk out for my Team. I walk out for my country," Rohit had written in that tweet along with a photo of him walking out to bat in the India ODI uniform.
BCCI announced a revised ODI squad for the third match of the series against Bangladesh after adding spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
India vs Bangladesh Test series: It is understood that there could be a three-way battle between Umran Malik, Navdeep Saini and Mukesh Kumar to replace the injured Shami. As far Jadeja's replacement is concerned, it could be Saurabh Kumar
Shadab Khan had a hilarious reply to Pakistan's retired army general when the latter remarked that the side lost its T20 World Cup group game against Zimbabwe due to Shadab's irresponsible batting.
Sivaramakrishnan compared Washington Sundar with Hardik Pandya and said both of them can add a lot of depth to the Indian unit.
Reacting to Rohit Sharma's statement, a former India World Cup winning all-rounder agreed with the captain's assessment and pointed out that if the captain is making such strong comments, it in a way sums up the poor state of fitness.
According to a report, gun shots were reportedly heard in Multan on Thursday where Ben Stokes-led England side is gearing up for the 2nd Test match against hosts Pakistan.