Rohit Sharma will miss the fourth Test match in Sydney . This match will be starting from January 3. Rohit will take off to be with his wife Ritika Sajdeh who gave birth to a baby girl late on Sunday. Rohit will join the team for the five-match ODI series on January 8, as announced BCCI.
Rohit jetted off the Mumbai-bound flight hours after India’s 137-run win in the third Test match at Melbourne that gave them an unquestionable 2-1 lead in Australia for the first time. Rohit in the series so far played poorly . For his part in the match scoring an unbeaten 63 in India’s first innings that laid the foundation for the win, which was also India’s 150th Test win.
"India batsman Rohit Sharma left for Mumbai on the 30th of December to attend to his wife who has delivered a baby girl. The BCCI congratulates Rohit on the beginning of a new chapter in his life," the BCCI statement read. The three-match ODI series starts from January 12.
BCCI has not named any replacements for Rohit for the New Year’s Test in Sydney till the date. However it may pave way for all-rounder Hardik Pandya to play his first match of the series. Besides him India could also bring in Ashwin, who has found his fitness if the Sydney pitch assists the spinners.