Digital desk, Chittagong. After winning the first test against Bangladesh by 188 runs, substitute captain KL Rahul said that the visiting team would soon know about the availability of regular skipper Rohit Sharma for the second test from 22 December.
Rohit suffered an injury while playing in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka and had to fly back to Mumbai to see a specialist, missing the third ODI and first Test. In his absence, Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran was named in his place in the Indian squad for the First Test. About Rohit, I think we will know in a day or two, KL Rahul said at the post-match press conference. I don’t even know about that. The focus was completely on the test match.
In India’s victory in Chittagong on Sunday, left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav picked up eight wickets and conceded 113 runs, including a scintillating 5/40 in the first innings as Bangladesh were bowled out for 150. Rahul is happy with his performance. He said his ploy to get Kuldeep into the playing XI had worked.
He said, as a captain, I try to read the situation. I realized there wasn’t much for the spinners on this pitch when I bowled first to Ashwin, who also felt the wicket didn’t help the team much. I thought Kuldeep is a different bowler and that’s why we gave him a chance. So he held on to our trust.
Rahul also noted how Kuldeep’s five-wicket haul and Mohammad Siraj’s three-wicket run in the top order for Bangladesh laid the foundation for India’s victory. He said that he gave us a lot of time in the test match. Had Bangladesh scored 300-350 in the second innings, the match was headed for a tie. We were trying to bring the game to our court. So that was able to win the test match and that happened, but it was a really tough test.
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