Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh welcomed their first child in the world yesterday. The couple is blessed with a baby girl. Rohit wasn’t with his wife when she gave birth but as per reports, the cricketer is traveling back to India to accompany Ritika. As a result, he will miss the Sydney Test.
As per a source, the right-hander has flown to India. “It would’ve been great to have him (Rohit) around. Tactically, he brings so much to the side and then his batting provides the right kind of balance to the side. But what awaits him is far bigger and more important,” a source was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
Rohit and Ritika got married in December 2015. Since then, Ritika was seen cheering for her husband from the stands on plenty of occasions. The couple had become pretty famous as Rohit delivered big runs whenever his wife was around. Pretty soon, Ritika will have their daughter by her side as well to cheer for Rohit.
Rohit to miss Sydney Test
The 31-year-old had missed the second Test in Perth due to an injury. But he gained full fitness and made a return in Melbourne. He contributed with an unbeaten 63 in India’s first innings. The visitors went on to win the Boxing Day Test, thereby took a 2-1 lead with only the Sydney Test remaining.
Rohit is set to miss the last Test of the series. However, he is expected to be back for the ODI series that follows the Tests. Now that Rohit isn’t available, Hardik Pandya comes into contention. The all-rounder was added to the Indian squad after the 2nd Test but didn’t get a chance at the MCG. But he might be slotted in, given he provides an extra bowling option as India has gone in with just 4 frontline bowlers.