Rohit Sharma

 Stand-in India captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday strongly backed an under-fire Rishabh Pant, urging critics to "leave him alone" as he is only trying to execute the team management's strategy.

Swashbuckling Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says good timing, and not big muscles, is what is essential to hitting the kind of massive sixes that he strikes.

The Indian team paid the price for Rishabh Pant's poor DRS calls against Bangladesh and skipper Rohit Sharma says that he doesn't want to jump to a conclusion yet whether the youngster is good enough to take tricky review decisions.

The practice session was a good enough indicator that Sanju Samson will not be keeping wickets as he was seen fielding with others and number one choice Rishabh Pant was seen devoting extra time to his glove work.

 Rohit Sharma went into lunch one short of a maiden Test double hundred after Ajinkya Rahane's first ton at home in three years, extending India's domination in the third match against South Africa here on Sunday.

Mohammad Shami's mastery over reverse swing has been one of the big plus points for the Indian team while playing on slow unresponsive pitches, feels India opener Rohit Sharma.

Talking to the media, PC stated that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are her favourite cricketers as she knows them personally.

Mayank Agarwal completed his maiden Test hundred while Rohit Sharma made 176 on his opening debut as India headed towards a huge first innings total at lunch on day two of the series opener against South Africa here on Thursday.