Srinagar: Team India rested ots two senior pro’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for the second ODI vs hosts West Indies on Saturday with Hardik Pandya handed the charge to lead the side
A surprise awaited Team India fans during the toss for the second ODI in the series against West Indies, as Hardik Pandya led the side in Barbados. Hardik had previously led the Indian team during the first ODI of the series against Australia in March earlier this year.
“It’s just that there are few questions that need to be answered,” Hardik said, seemingly indicating that the team management aiming at testing other players in the team ahead of big tournaments like the Asia Cup and the World Cup.
“Ro (Rohit Sharma) and Virat (Kohli) have been playing constant cricket. We thought they should rest for this game and be fresh for the third ODI. So, that’s just it, they’re resting and making sure the opportunity is given to the other guys,” said Hardik further.
Hardik further said that wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson and all-rounder Axar Patel replaced Rohit and Kohli respectively.