India vs South Africa: Saba Karim says “India has suffered a major setback as a result of his absence”

India vs South Africa: Saba Karim has emphasized Rohit Sharma’s importance to the batting unit and expressed regret over his absence. The Indian team’s newly appointed Test vice-captain will miss the Test series. After suffering an injury during a nets session, he played against South Africa. Sharma has been replaced by India A captain Priyank Panchal for the series. Both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are expected to open the innings. Also, as the two sole experienced openers left in the squad. Sharma’s recent contributions on overseas tours were noticed by Karim. He also had to deal with the pace attack of the Proteas.

India vs South Africa: Saba Karim says "India has suffered a major setback as a result of his absence"

Saba Karim

“India has suffered a significant blow as a result of Rohit Sharma‘s absence. He has restored order to the top of the food chain. He’s done an excellent job adapting his game to Test cricket. In particular, the way he batted in English conditions, spending so much time on the crease and negotiating a tough bowling attack in favorable conditions,” Saba Karim said.

India vs South Africa: “South Africa have a strong bowling attack as well, against such an attack, it is important that you have your important batsmen fit and in form. So, his absence is a huge blow. Now, KL Rahul will open with Mayank Agarwal. Agarwal had a good series at home, but in overseas conditions he has to bat in testing conditions,” Karim added.

India vs South Africa: Lastly, Rohit Sharma has cemented his spot as the team’s opener following an excellent start in the new position. Sharma strengthened his case with exemplary performances. During India’s overseas tours of Australia and England in the last 12 months. The cricketing community is in a state of turmoil due to the lack of clarification surrounding Rohit Sharma’s injury. Saba Karim insisted that only the board’s official release is valid. And, at the end of the day, it must be considered.

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