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Rohit clarifies stand on Iyer & domestic cricket, says ‘it’s core of Indian cricket’

Rohit clarifies stand on Iyer & domestic cricket, says ‘it’s core of Indian cricket’

IND vs ENG: Shreyas Iyer had played the first two Tests in the series, and had returned with scores of 35, 13, 27, 29.

No one really knows, what has gone wrong with batter Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the Indian team during the ongoing Test series against England, but pulled out suddenly citing niggles. The NCA doctors, soon after, gave the batsman a clean-chit to play in the Ranji Trophy, but the latter did not play, until a mini-controversy had already erupted, and his name was excluded from the BCCI’s central contracts for 2023-2024.

In fact, in the Ranji match he played, the semis encounter between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, he was dismissed for 3 only. India skipper Rohit Sharma addressed the issue, a day prior to the start of the fifth Test between India and England in Dharamshala.

He was quoted as saying by Indian Express Sports, “Players need to play domestic cricket unless their medical team has given a certificate. It is important. It is for everyone. I saw the Mumbai vs TN game. It’s crucial to give importance to domestic cricket which is the core of Indian cricket.”

Rajat Patidar Looks Certain to Play

On the other hand, Team India has a slight concern, with Rajat Patidar failing to impress in the three Tests he has played so far. Rohit clarified, that the batter needs to be given more chances to shine.

“Patidar hasn’t scored as many runs as we wanted to. But he has the capability. He has got runs in domestic cricket. He has lost out on the opportunity here, it happens when you are starting your career. It’s our job that he doesn’t feel pressure internally.”


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