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Why is Rohit Sharma off the field on Day 3 of the Fifth Test between India and England? Reason revealed by BCCI

Day 3 of the 5th Test saw Indian skipper Rohit Sharma noticeably missing from the field after India’s first innings batting effort ended with the Men in Blue getting bowled out for 477. The team’s 475 runs scored during the course of the night was only increased by four runs.

Official confirmation of Rohit’s absence was given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), who attributed his non-participation on a sore back. Vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah assumed his spot as the team’s leader on the field for India.

On the third day of play, India’s innings ended quickly after a solid start. After dismissing Kuldeep Yadav, James Anderson achieved a noteworthy milestone by taking his 700th wicket in a Test match. Shoab Bashir then removed Bumrah, the last Indian batter, to end the game. The squad failed to score 500 runs, which was their goal.

The game’s high point came from Rohit Sharma’s remarkable performance in the first innings, when he amassed 103 runs off of 162 balls. Alongside Shubman Gill, the two scored 171 runs for the second wicket until Ben Stokes, on his first delivery since the Ashes 2023, removed Rohit from the game. Rohit has drawn notice and plaudits for his outstanding batting performance in this series, which included a century in the third Test at Rajkot.

Apart from his batting ability, Rohit has also shown leadership qualities; cricket commentators have praised his calculated field placements and bowling changes. Fans are anxious to hear more about Rohit’s exploits as he keeps becoming better on the field.

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